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Guv seeking opinion on CM prosecution: Jamuna

india Updated: Sep 17, 2006 15:20 IST

LEADER OF Opposition in the State Assembly Jamuna Devi on Saturday claimed that Governor Dr Balram Jakhar has sought a fresh opinion from Attorney General of India on her petition seeking prosecution of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for allegedly misleading police during investigation of Prof H S Sabharwal’s death in Ujjain.

Dr Jakhar had, earlier, sought opinion of the Principal Secretary, Law, P P Tiwari on the issue. But he had not found the case fit for prosecution of the Chief Minister on the fundamental premise that Jamuna Devi had sought to prosecute Chouhan for his statement in the media that he did not consider Prof Sabharwal’s death a murder but only an accident and a statement carried in newspapers is not an admissible evidence in court of law.

Jamuna Devi during her meeting with the Governor on Friday had expressed her disagreement with the Principal Secretary’s opinion. According to her, it was, then, that the Governor apprised her of his decision to refer the matter to the Attorney General of India for fresh opinion.

Welcoming the Governor’s decision, Jamuna Devi on Saturday sent him a CD showing the Chief Minister making the statement in question and urged him to send the CD to the Attorney General with other documents while seeking his opinion on the issue.