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Jogi case handed over to CBI

RAIPUR Dec. 7. The Chhattisgarh Government today handed over investigation of the bribery charges against the former Chief Minister, Ajit Jogi, to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The case has already been referred to the State Anti-Corruption Bureau.

This was announced by the Chief Minister, Raman Singh, soon after the Governor, K.M. Seth, administered the oath of office and secrecy to him this morning. Dr. Singh took oath alone as the party could not take any decision on the strength of the Cabinet due to the late night developments after the Union Law Minister, Arun Jaitley, alleged that Mr. Jogi had tried to bribe the BJP MLAs to cause a split in the party and prevent Dr. Singh from assuming office.

"Since the case involves corruption by an acting Chief Minister, it has been decided to hand over the case to the CBI that will look into all aspects of the matter," Dr. Singh said.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case under various Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

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