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Jaipur Court Directs Probe Against Gajendra Shekhawat Amid Allegations Of Attempt To Topple Gehlot Govt

The Special Operations Group (SOG) has already sent a notice to the minister in connection with a probe into audio clips which purportedly indicate efforts to lure MLAs away from the Congress.

Jaipur Court Directs Probe Against Gajendra Shekhawat Amid Allegations Of Attempt To Topple Gehlot Govt
Union minister of Water Resources Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. | File Photo
Jaipur Court Directs Probe Against Gajendra Shekhawat Amid Allegations Of Attempt To Topple Gehlot Govt
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2020-07-23T11:23:49+05:30

A city court has directed that Rajasthan police should probe a complaint alleging the involvement of Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in a credit society scam.

The development comes amid allegations by the Congress that the minister is involved in a bid to topple the Ashok Gehlot government.

The Special Operations Group (SOG) has already sent a notice to the minister in connection with a probe into audio clips which purportedly indicate efforts to lure MLAs away from the Congress.

ALSO READ: Congress Demands Immediate Arrest Of Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat For Plot To Topple Gehlot Govt

On Tuesday, additional district judge Pawan Kumar directed the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court to send the complaint against the BJP leader to the SOG.

Shekhawat has been named in the complaint along with his wife and others in the Sanjivani Credit Cooperative Society scam in which thousands of investors allegedly lost about Rs 900 crores.

The Jaipur unit of the SOG has probing into the scam since last year. An FIR was registered on August 23, 2019.

ALSO READ: In Letter To PM, Ashok Gehlot Blames Shekhawat, ‘Overambitious’ Leaders Of Congress For Hatching ‘Conspiracy'

Shekhawat was not mentioned in the charge sheet filed by the SOG in connection with case. Later, a magistrate’s court also rejected an application to include him in the charge sheet.

The applicants them approached the additional district judge’s court. 

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