NEW DELHI: CBI sources said the agency didn’t cross any ‘Lakshaman Rekha’ while raiding the chief minister’s residence in Shimla on September 26 as it had taken a search warrant from the judicial magistrate and it didn’t require any permission from the Speaker of the state assembly. CBI clarified that rules mandated the Speaker’s permission only in case of arrest.
Responding to the Singh’s allegations questioning the timing of its raid on the day of his daughter’s wedding, agency sources explained that they had no clue about the function which had been planned as a small and quiet affair. They pointed out that Singh’s daughter was getting married in a temple and the CM had informed and invited only a handful of guests. “Even close political colleagues were not invited,” said a CBI source.
“In fact, our team very awkward when Singh told them about the marriage ceremony which was performed at the Sankat Mochan temple located 5-6 km away.
CBI had last week lodged an FIR alleging that Singh amassed Rs 6.03 crore worth of disproportionate assets while he was steel minister, falsely showing the earnings and as agricultural income.