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Law will take its own course: Cong on bribery case

PTI  New Delhi, May 04, 2013
First Published: 14:36 IST(4/5/2013) | Last Updated: 14:38 IST(4/5/2013)

Congress on Friday remained ambivalent on the demands for resignation of railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal in the wake of the bribery case involving his nephew, saying law will take its own course.

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"Law will take its own course. CBI is an independent body which is investigating the matter. Whoever is responsible will be punished," party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said when asked about the opposition demand for Bansal's resignation.

BJP has demanded the sacking of the railway minister and CBI prosecution against him with party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad saying that seeking pecuniary advantage by someone close to the Railway minister and abusing the authority of the minister is a "copybook case" of prosecution of Bansal.

The minister's nephew V Singla was on Friday arrested by the CBI in connection with alleged bribery of Rs.90 lakh for fixing a top level position in the government.

Bansal, however, has distanced himself from his nephew, saying he had no business links with him and denied any wrongdoing.


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