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Friday, Nov 22, 2019

CBI books former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat in horse-trading case

The case is the outcome of a CBI probe into a purported video recorded in 2016 which showed the Congress leader Harish Rawat discussing money to win back the support of disgruntled MLAs who had crossed over to the BJP .

india Updated: Oct 23, 2019 18:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat. (ANI photo )
Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat. (ANI photo )

The CBI has filed a case against former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat in connection with a 2016 sting video that showed him negotiating a deal to buy the support of rebel MLAs.

The Uttarakhand HC had in September last week given a go-ahead to the agency to register a case against Rawat after it gave a report in a sealed cover based on its findings.

Other than Harish Rawat, the CBI has named former cabinet minister in Uttarakhand government - Harak Singh Rawat and Umesh Kumar in its FIR registered for prevention of corruption act.