CBI FILES A CHARGESHEET AGAINST TWO INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES; ONE MLA AND THREE OTHERS IN A CASE RELATING TO ALLEGED MALPRACTICE IN RAJYA SABHA BIENNIAL ELECTIONS DURING MARCH 2012 IN THE STATE OF JHARKHAND

Press Release
New Delhi , 07.06.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a chargesheet earlier this week against two independent candidates of Rajya Sabha Election 2012; the agent of one candidate; a MLA; her father and her associate in the court of Special Judge, Ranchi in a case relating to alleged malpractice in Rajya Sabha Biennial Elections during March, 2012 in the State of Jharkhand.

 

            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 over investigation of Namkum Police Station Case No. 58 of 2012 dated 30.03.2012, on 19.04.2012 in which cash of Rs. 2.15 Crores was recovered by Income Tax Department of Ranchi on 30th March 2012 from the relative of the independent candidate of Rajya Sabha Election 2012. The FIR of the case, alleged transportation of cash for payments to the voters who were the Members of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly.

 

            During investigation, searches were conducted on the premises of Independent Candidates; their contacts & conduits and some Members of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly.

 

            About 100 witnesses were examined. Following recovery of the cash & registration of the case, Election Commission of India countermanded the election and issued fresh notification.

 

            Further investigation in respect of others is in progress.

 

            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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