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CBI interrogates Ajit Jogi's son

The CBI has questioned Amit Jogi in connection with the cash-for-MLAs scam and took his finger prints and hand-writing specimen.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2004 15:11 IST

The CBI on Wednesday questioned Amit Jogi, son of former Chattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, in connection with the cash-for-MLAs scam and took his finger prints and hand-writing specimen.

Accompanied by lawyers, Amit arrived at CBI headquarters this afternoon and was grilled by the sleuths for nearly four hours for his alleged involvement in bribing the BJP MLAs.

Though the junior Jogi denied any involvement in the case, the CBI still took his finger prints and hand-writing samples for investigation purposes.

Emerging from the questioning, Amit told reporters "I am being pulled into a case which does not exist at all."

He said the CBI had taken his finger prints and made it clear that he was "appearing before the agency suo-moto" as he had never been summoned by the probe agency.

CBI sources claimed that there was enough proof that Amit had suggested to BJP MLA Baliram Kashyap to pay Rs 25 lakh besides shifting all MLAs who would defect to Bangalore in a chartered plane.

The agency further alleged that the car carrying the cash to an isolated spot in Raipur was driven by Jogi, the sources said adding his voice recording making an offer of bribe was also available with the CBI.

First Published: Jan 21, 2004 19:51 IST