Relief for Raje as SC rejects carpet case


Jaipur, Nov 2: After brickbats over ordinance of protection for public servants, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has some reprieve from the constant public scrutiny.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the order of the Rajasthan High Court and dismissed the petition seeking a CBI probe into missing antique Iranian carpets of Hotel Khasa Kothi, which were reportedly sent to CM’s official.
During former Chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s tenure, , an FIR was lodged at Ashok Nagar police station stating that one Rakesh Bhargava, the then executive engineer of PWD, had procured eight carpets from Hotel Khasa Kothi. Bhargava had procured the carpets after receiving a demand from the Chief Minister’s office on March 3, 2006. Raje was then the chief minister.
One Ram Singh Kaswan had filed two petitions one demanding a CBI enquiry into the missing carpets and other asking for restoration of his private complaint regarding the eight missing carpets. The apex court quashed both his petitions.

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