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BJP charges CBI misuse in Jogi case

india Updated: Jan 08, 2007 21:14 IST
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Following reports of a move to drop a corruption case against Congress leader Ajit Jogi, the BJP on Monday accused the UPA Government of misusing the CBI to save its leaders in graft cases.

Alleging "complete compromise" of the CBI’s autonomy under the UPA rule, party general secretary Arun Jaitley asserted that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself should look into the matter.

"It is a strange coincidence that opinions of law officers under the UPA Government always tend tofavour the accused, particularly if the accused happens to have political affiliation with the UPA," he said.

Jaitley cited the CBI cases involving RJD leader and Railway Minister Lalu Yadav, JMM leader Shibu Soren , Satish Sharma of Congress and the Bofors deal.

He also stressed that there was no ground for the CBI to drop the cash-for-MLA cases against Jogi who is a former chief minister of Chhattisgarh.