The trouble for Sarobjot Singh, son of Chairman of schedule castes panel Buta Singh, seems to be far from over as hawala operator Shamlal Chaudhari has claimed in his confessional statement that the bribe money of Rs one crore was to be transferred to Singh from Bangalore.
Bangalore-based Chaudhari had appeared before a court as the CBI was in the lookout for him after which he decided to record his confessional statement before a magistrate under Section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code.
Sources in the CBI said while the agency was finalising the chargesheet in the case, the confessional statement of Chaudhari, who has been listed as one of the prime witnesses, will form part of it.
Singh was arrested by the CBI on July 31 for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs one crore from Nashik- based contractor Ramrao Patil for closing a case against him pending before the National Commission for Scheduled Castes headed by his father Buta Singh. He is now out on bail.
Patil had allegedly taken a loan of around Rs 10 crore from a cooperative society on behalf of over 100 people from the Dalit community. He allegedly pocketed the money following which a case was registered against him.