The particular operations group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police has carried out a U-turn in regards to the three first data studies (FIRs) registered in July associated to the toppling of the Ashok Gehlot-led authorities by requesting a local court to transfer the investigation to the anti-corruption bureau (ACB).
“We have requested the court to transfer the investigation to the ACB because the preliminary probe has revealed that the charges of inducement of Rajasthan Assembly lawmakers cannot be categorised as sedition. More details will be shared soon,” said Ashok Rathore, further director normal of police (ADGP), SOG, Rajasthan Police.
The SOG has registered three FIRS on the premise of complaints filed by the chief whip of Rajasthan Assembly, Mahesh Joshi, which pertained to horse-trading allegedly aimed toward dislodging the Gehlot authorities in Rajasthan.
The first FIR was registered on July 10, through which the 2 accused, Ashok Jain from Banswara and Bharat Malani, have been arrested and are in judicial custody.
The second and third FIRs have been registered on July 17.
In the second FIR, Bhanwarlal Sharma, one of many 18 dissident Congress lawmakers, who’s backing the sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, a businessman-turned-political fixer Sanjay Jain and one Gajendra Singh have been booked.
On July 17, the ACB additionally registered a case towards the three accused, who have been booked under related sections of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1988.
Vivek Bajwa, the counsel for Jain, said that the SOG has filed an utility within the chief judicial Justice of the Peace’s court that the shreds of proof discovered to date usually are not relevant under Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code, and the ACB could possibly be entrusted with the duty of conducting the probe.
He additionally demanded Jain’s bail on the bottom that the fees levelled towards his consumer are a bailable offence.
“We have requested the court that the SOG FIRs only related to criminal conspiracy, a bailable offence. We have requested the court to grant bail to my client, Sanjay Jain,” Bajwa added.