CBI FILES CHARGESHEET AGAINST AN EX-MINISTER OF JHARKHAND AND SIX OTHERS IN A DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 22-12-2011

 

 

The Central Bureau of Investigation today filed a charge sheet in the Court of Special Judge (CBI Cases), Ranchi against Ex- Minister of Jharkhand and 6 others for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. He was Minister for Health & Labour in the cabinet of the then Chief Minister who was also earlier chargesheeted in a CBI case. In the present Chargesheet, the then Minister of Health & Labour has been charged with acquiring disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs. 6.99 crores (approx). The six others chargesheeted include his then OSD; his two nephews as well as two other relatives and one friend.

The case was registered by CBI in August, 2010 on transfer from the Jharkhand Vigilance as per the orders of Jharkhand High Court in WP (PIL) No. 4700/2008. Apart from the then Minister of Health & Labour, the then Chief Minister of Jharkhand and two other ex—ministers were also named accused in the FIR., which have allegations ranging from misuse of official position to possessing disproportionate assets.

The then Minister of Health & Labour is presently in judicial custody. The investigation of the case is continuing with reference to other allegations.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.


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