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Cong distances itself from Buta Singh over son's arrest

india Updated: Aug 03, 2009 22:24 IST

Terming him as a "constitutional functionary rather than a party functionary", Congress on Monday distanced itself from the incident involving Buta Singh and his son Sarobjit, saying law will take its own course.

"The law has to take its own course. The law will be working and is working. Saying more, will be like putting obstacles before it," party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters in Jaipur.

He added, "if the law finds him guilty, so be it. If it does not find him guilty, let be it. He (Buta Singh) is not a party functionary but a constitutional functionary".

Sarobjit Singh (40) was arrested by the CBI on July 31 for allegedly demanding a bribe to settle a case with the National Commission of Scheduled Castes, of which his father is chairman.