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'K'taka to cooperate with CBI in Telgi scam probe'

The Chief Minister said officials had been asked to look into the CBI request seeking sanction for prosecution of top Govt officials.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Bangalore
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2005 04:10 PM IST

A day after the Supreme Court asked Karnataka to consider within four weeks the CBI request seeking sanction for prosecuting top government and police officials accused in the multi-crore Telgi scam, Chief Minister N Dharam Singh on Tuesday assured his government's "fullest cooperation" to the central agency.

Officials have been asked to look into the request and take appropriate action, Singh told reporters on the sidelines of the Conference of Education Ministers and Technical Education Ministers in Bangalore.

"There is no question of hiding anything. Karnataka has been cooperating with the CBI in the investigations," Singh said, while asserting that the government had no intention of shielding anyone, however big he was.

The CBI has sought certain clarifications and it was being furnished, Singh said.

The apex court on Monday also directed Maharashtra to consider CBI's request for sanction to prosecute officials allegedly involved in the inter-state scam.

Karnataka disbanded its special investigation team, STAMPIT, and handed over the fake stamp paper scam case to CBI for probe under a directive from the Supreme Court last year.

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