CBI raids houses of 15 Jharkhand legislators
Ranchi, May 18(ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday raided residences of at least 15 Jharkhand legislators here, to probe allegations of horse-trading and corruption in the recent Rajya Sabha elections.
Most of the legislators whose properties were raided, belonged to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the All Jharkhand Students Union, the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
Allegations of corruption and horse-trading had forced the Election Commission (EC) to countermand parliamentary polls on March 30. The EC had also called for a CBI probe into the case.
Speaking to mediapersons, Anant Pratap Dev, who is among the legislators whose residence was raided, said he had nothing to hide from the CBI.
"I just received information that CBI officials have come at my residence. I have no problem if they wish to raid and search the premises," Dev said.
The CBI also swooped down on the residences of legislators in Bihar's Banka district.
Recently, senior Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, S.S. Ahluwalia had complained of horse-trading among legislators of rival parties in the Rajya Sabha elections, soon after his defeat. (ANI)
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