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Sonia has given the nod for approaching CBI

india Updated: Mar 28, 2010 23:29 IST
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi has given the green signal to the party's Sikkim unit to take up with CBI the case of alleged disproportionate assests amassed by Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, the party's senior Congress leader K N Upreti on sunday said.

Gandhi has asked the state Congress unit to take up the case with the central investigating agency on the basis of documentary evidences in this regard, Upreti said in a statement here.

Accordingly the state unit leaders will meet CBI officials for registration of a corruption case against Chamling within the next 10 days and sumbit documents about various properties of Chamling and his family 'amassed through illegal and corrupt means' over the years.

Upreti said the state Congress has documentary evidences of the disproportionate assets of Chamling valued at about Rs 4000 crore.

Supreme Court had last week dismissed a petition filed by Kunga Nima Lepcha and others, all Congress leaders, seeking a direction to the CBI for registration of a case against Chamling for allegedly amassing wealth reportedly to the tune of Rs 1600 crore.