Chhattisgarh CM Accuses Solicitor General Of Levelling 'False' Allegations Against Him For 'Political Motives'
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday (21 October) accused Solicitor General Tushar Mehta of making 'false' and 'mischievous' allegations against him 'for political motives' during the hearing of a case in the Supreme Court.
Baghel called it a 'conspiracy' to malign his political image, and said it will be 'retaliated' appropriately.
During the hearing of an Enforcement Directorate's (ED) plea seeking transfer of a PMLA case related to the 'Nagrik Apurti Nigam' (NAN) scam outside the state recently in the apex court, Mehta, was appearing for the ED.
SG Mehta had referred to the WhatsApp chat of an alleged close aide of CM Baghel that a judge had met the CM two days before bail was granted to some of the accused in the NAN scam case.
The Chhattisgarh government had on 20 October told the Supreme Court that the CM Baghel never met any high court judge.
Reacting to the claims of the top law officer, Baghel tweeted, 'It is extremely unfortunate that a person holding the highest constitutional posts like Solicitor General is making false and mischievous allegations for political motives. I would like to clarify that I have never met any judge and requested to do any favors for any accused.'
'This is a conspiracy to malign my political image and put the judiciary under pressure, which will be retaliated appropriately,' CM said in another tweet in Hindi.
Besides seeking the transfer of the PMLA case, the ED has sought cancellation of anticipatory bail granted to some high-profile accused in the money laundering case.
Also Read: NAN Scam: Chhattisgarh CM Never Met Any HC Judge, State Government Tells SC
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