Congress MP Satpal Maharaj has urged Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna to order a probe into the alleged presence of two IAS officers at the New Delhi farm house where the liquor and real estate baron Ponty Chadha and his brother were shot dead last month.

Mr. Bahuguna, in response to a request for a CBI probe into the affair by Panchayati Raj Minister Pritam Singh, said a few days ago that no investigation was required as no officer was involved in any crime that took place at the farm house.

“The alleged presence of two IAS officers during the murders and their alleged links with the former State Minorities Commission chief and senior BJP leader Sukhdev Singh Namdhari who is now in the custody of the Delhi Police has brought a bad name to Uttarakhand. The matter should be cleared at the earliest through a CBI probe as sought first by Mr. Pritam Singh and now by Mr. Maharaj,” said several senior Congressmen.

Leader of the Opposition Ajay Bhatt said the arrest of Mr. Namdhari in connection with the case and allegations about the presence of the two officials at the scene of the shootout was harming Uttarakhand’s reputation.