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Trouble for Harish Rawat, high court gives CBI nod to register case

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Harish Rawat. Photo: PTI

  • The high court instructed the agency not to arrest the veteran leader until the court pronounces its final judgement
  • In 2016, Rawat was allegedly caught on camera allegedly negotiating a horse-trading deal with nine rebel legislators

NEW DELHI : The Nainital High Court on Monday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to register a case against former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat in the 2016 sting operation.

The Nainital High Court on Monday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to register a case against former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat in the 2016 sting operation.

While the high court said that probe agency could initiate an inquiry, it gave minor relief to Rawat, instructing the agency not to arrest the veteran leader until the court pronounces its final judgement.

While the high court said that probe agency could initiate an inquiry, it gave minor relief to Rawat, instructing the agency not to arrest the veteran leader until the court pronounces its final judgement.

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Days after he agreed to cooperate with the CBI , the senior Congress leader on Sunday accused the probe agency of not abiding by proper judicial processes in probing the allegations against him in the sting operation case.

“The CBI wants to finish me. They want to declare me guilty and send me to jail even before the completion of proper judicial process. I have submitted to the court of law, and I need your empathy and support," Rawat said on Twitter.

In 2016, Rawat was allegedly caught on camera allegedly negotiating a horse-trading deal with nine rebel legislators to bring them back into the Congress party.

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