CBI CONDUCTS SEARCHES IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION RELATING TO AN ALLEGED MALPRACRTICE IN RAJYA SABHA BIENNIAL ELECTIONS DURING MARCH 2012 IN THE STATE OF JHARKHAND

Press Release
New Delhi , 13.06.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today conducted searches at 18 places in the official & residential premises of certain MLAs; one of the Independent Candidates of Rajya Sabha Biennial Elections and their associates & others in an on-going investigation relating to an alleged malpractice in two seats of Rajya Sabha Biennial Elections during March, 2012 in the State of Jharkhand.

 

            During the searches so far conducted, fixed deposit receipt for Rs.40 Lacs from the premises of a relative of an MLA; Large number of vouchers allegedly showing inordinately huge expenditure incurred during March 2012 from the business premises of an Independent candidate & his associates and Bank Pass Book & documents pertaining to alleged expenses incurred during & after March 2012 from the premises of 02 independent MLAs have been recovered

 

            This case was registered by CBI on a reference from the Election Commission of India with the directions of Hon'ble Jharkhand High Court relating to an alleged malpractice in Rajya Sabha Elections during March, 2012 in the State of Jharkhand.

 

            CBI took up the investigation in this case which was earlier registered under State Police at Namkum P.S. Case No.58/12 dated 30.03.2012 U/s 171(F), 188 r/w 34 of IPC.

 

            Searches are continuing.

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