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Bhujbal questioned Wednesday, Thursday
Vijay Singh in Mumbai |
March 04, 2004 19:36 IST
Last Updated: March 04, 2004 22:03 IST
Former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal was questioned by the Special Investigation Team probing the fake stamps paper scam on Wednesday and Thursday in Mumbai under utmost secrecy.
Bhujbal was questioned at the State Reserve Police Force office in suburban Goregaon. The media learnt about Bhujbal's interrogation only late on Thursday.
SIT has an office in Worli in south Mumbai and all interrogations in the stamps scam case so far, including that of Bhujbal's nephew, Sameer, had taken place there.
It turns out the request for a change of venue had come from Bhujbal.
Unconfirmed reports said the former deputy CM was questioned by DIGs Subodh Jaiswal, Hemant Nagarale and Sanjay Barwe.
The SIT suspects that Abdul Karim Telgi, the main accused in the scam, influenced important leaders of the Maharashtra government to secure transfers of police personnel to the postings of his choice.