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CM rules out CBI probe into Prof?s death

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday categorically ruled out CBI inquiry into the alleged murder of Prof H S Sabharwal in Ujjain saying that CID, which had been entrusted the job, was taking suitable action.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2006 14:42 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday categorically ruled out CBI inquiry into the alleged murder of Prof H S Sabharwal in Ujjain saying that CID, which had been entrusted the job, was taking suitable action.

Answering a query at a press conference on pressure for CBI probe from various quarters, including sister organisation Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, whose leaders are facing allegations on the issue, the CM said that the government had directed CID to ensure that the inquiry was unbiased. He emphasised that the government `would neither implicate, nor protect anyone’ in the matter.

On the agitation against him by ABVP cadres, the CM said he was fulfilling his responsibilities and would continue to do so.

Chouhan declined comment on the directives of Lokayukta special judge to Economic Offence Wing for registering a case against DGP Swaraj Puri, saying he could not say anything without knowing details of the case.

‘CONG FRUSTRATED’: Reacting to reports that the Congress was planning to move court against the decision of the State Government to lift the ban on government officials joining Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activities, the CM said that Congress was indulging in these activities, as it was unable to overcome the frustration of defeat.

He defended the decision saying RSS was a patriotic socio-cultural organisation engaged in nation-building and there should be no ban on anyone becoming part of such an organisation. ‘‘We are not forcing anyone to be involved, but if anyone wants to be involved there should be no restriction,’’ he said.