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R S Sharma's house searched

December 01, 2003 22:29 IST

Hours after his arrest in connection with the fake stamp paper racket, the Special Investigation Team on Monday night searched former Mumbai police commissioner R S Sharma's residence in Mumbai, SIT sources said.

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Teams of the SIT and the Anti Corruption Bureau jointly searched Sharma's official residence near Mantralaya, the state secretariat in south Mumbai.

Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and his deputy Chhagan Bhujbal, who is in charge of the home portfolio, preferred to keep mum over Sharma's arrest.

While Shinde said the subject is sub-judice, Bhujbal told reporters, "The scam started during the Shiv Sena-BJP rule, which did nothing (to expose the racket) but instead levelled baseless charges against the Democratic Front government."

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Sub: A search too late.

The search ought to have been taken long long ago. This is not to criticize the SIT, which in fact is an arm of the ...


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