The ongoing political tussle between Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and former Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand has now reached the Supreme Court. The Pushkar Singh Dhami government has decided to distance itself from the issue of CBI inquiry against Rawat. The Uttarakhand government has urged the Supreme Court to withdraw its appeal challenging the Uttarakhand High Court’s order for a CBI probe against former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
The state government wants to remain in a neutral role
Sources say that the Uttarakhand government wants to play a neutral role in this matter. The government wants the Supreme Court to take whatever decision it wants to take on Trivendra Singh Rawat’s application against the decision, but the Uttarakhand government should not have any role in this matter.
what is the matter
Actually this whole matter started after the allegations leveled by a journalist named Umesh Sharma. Umesh Sharma had alleged that in 2016, Trivendra Singh Rawat had taken bribe to support the appointment of a person as chairman of Jharkhand’s ‘Gau Seva Aayog’ and for this the amount was also transferred to the accounts of his relatives. was. At that time Trivendra Singh was Jharkhand in-charge of BJP. After this, the Uttarakhand government lodged an FIR against Umesh Sharma in July. Umesh Sharma had moved the Uttarakhand High Court to get this FIR quashed.
What was the order of Uttarakhand HC
In October 2020, the Nainital High Court on the one hand dismissed the FIR filed against Umesh Sharma. On the other hand, a CBI inquiry was also ordered into the allegations against Trivendra Singh Rawat. The High Court said in its order that considering the nature of allegations against Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, it would be appropriate to bring out the truth. It would be in the interest of the State to remove doubts. That’s why CBI should investigate the matter.
SC has already stayed the CBI probe
However, this order was challenged by Trivendra Singh Rawat in the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court stayed the High Court order for CBI investigation. The Supreme Court had expressed surprise that the petition filed in the High Court did not even demand an FIR against Trivendra Singh Rawat, yet the court ordered a CBI inquiry against Rawat without hearing Rawat’s side.