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Vigilance bureau submits probe report in cash-on-camera case


Shimla: The state Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau has completed investigation in the cash-on-camera case allegedly involving Varinder Kashyap, BJP MP from Shimla.

The investigation report, submitted to Additional Director General of Police (Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau), has been referred to Law department for legal opinion and a case would be filed only after the law department gives the “go head”, sources in the Vigilance Bureau said.

The law department is understoog to have opined that some more investigations are required to make the case strong and as such filing of a case against Kashyap, who has been renominated from Shimla seat by BJP, may take some more time.

The investigation in the matter was restarted on the intervention of Himachal High Court following a PIL filed by an RTI activist after Kashyap was given a clean chit by police.

The Himachal High Court had on November 19 last year issued notice to Kashyap on a petition for quashing the police inquiry report giving a clean chit to him after he was allegedly caught accepting cash on camera.

The petitioner had alleged that the 2010 inquiry was not fair and was aimed at hushing up the matter and sought a fresh probe.

“The superintendent of police in Solan, on the directions of the director general of police, had constituted a special team on January 5, 2010, to conduct an inquiry into the matter.

“The team submitted its report March 2 and concluded that no cognisable offence was made out,” said the petition.