PIL filed in Uttarakhand HC seeking probe into Harish Rawat sting tape

31 March 2016, 12:05 PM
Harish Rawat
Harish Rawat

A PIL has been filed in Uttarakhand High Court seeking investigation into the alleged sting operation tape against Chief Minister Harish Rawat. An alleged video CD of a purported sting operation was recently circulated by the rebel Congress MLAs against Rawat, who claimed that it was fake and demanded a probe into the antecedents about the credentials of the man behind it. ( Read Also:High Court stays floor test in assembly, next hearing on April 6 )

“The sting CD being shown on the news channels is fake. The reputation of the man behind it who is associated with a private news channel is not hidden from anyone. His antecedents must be probed,” Rawat had said soon after the sting CD was released before the media in Delhi. Even though he called the video “false”, Rawat said if at all it indicates something, it is that the rebel MLAs have aligned with BJP for money.( Read Also: President's rule in Uttarakhand: Congress drags the battle to court )

Holding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and the rebel MLAs responsible for the political crisis in Uttarakhand, Rawat said the CD was just an offshoot of an unholy alliance between these people who had come together to destabilise a democratically-elected government and derail the process of development in the state.(Read Also: President's Rule imposed in Uttarakhand; Rawat calls its murder of democracy)

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:22 AM
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