Congress files criminal petition against Chhattisgarh CM

Congress files criminal petition against Chhattisgarh CM

Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 12:10 [IST]

Raman Singh
Raipur, Jul 20: The main opposition Congress filed a criminal petition in the sessions court here against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and two others, accusing them of corruption, in connection with regularisation of land in the possession of Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd.

Former minister and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel filed the petition, seeking investigation against the Chief Minister, the then Chief Secretary P Ummen and BALCO CEO Gunjan Gupta.

The petition alleges corruption and loss of Rs 140 crore to the exchequer in the regularisation of land occupied by BALCO in Korba district of the state, said Congress spokesperson GS Ahluwalia. The court will hear the case on Aug 4.


Story first published: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 00:15 [IST]