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Carpets' case: Court raps cops for not filing progress report

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 2:11pm IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: DNA

In a new development in missing antique carpets’ case filed during the previous tenure of chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s government in 2009, the special court hearing the matters of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has sought an explanation from Ashok Nagar station house officer (SHO) over not filing the progress report.

The court has asked the SHO to submit his reply by January 17. The court gave this order on the complaint filed by one Ram Singh Kaswa.

During the earlier hearing of the case, the court had directed the SHO of Ashok Nagar police station to file a progress report in the case on November 12 but the police failed to submit the report. In the original complaint, chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Dhirendra Kamthan and Rakesh Bhargava were made accused. In the complaint, it was alleged that Raje had criminally conspired with Kamthan to get eight antique carpets from Khasa Kothi for her personal use.

The said carpets were sent to Raje’s personal residence in connivance with Bhargava. As per the details, Bhargava took a total of eight carpets on rent on the orders of CM secretariat. These carpets were allegedly sent to Raje’s residence by Kamthan. A report of missing carpets was then filed in Ashok Nagar police station in 2009.

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