SIT probe team records statements of Antagarh by poll candidates, then this happened

The SIT probe into the Antagarh tapes case is progressing as the probe team has returned back to Raipur.

Sources informed that probe team has recorded statements of all the candidates from that by poll who withdrew from the fray.

It is also said that bank accounts of the then Congress candidate Manturam Pawar was also investigated from that time.

It need be mentioned that Congress government in the state is serious on concluding the Antagarh by poll probe which had left the then state party unit embarassed.

The situation for a by poll had arisen after BJP leader Vikram Usendi won the parliamentary poll and legislative seat fell vacant.

The subsequent by poll ran into controversy as many of the candidates had withdrawn, allegedly due to pressure and intimidation, from the poll fray while Congress candidate Manturam Pawar withdrew on the last day leaving party without any candidate.

A leading english daily subsequently published the purported tape conversations and it appeared that the by poll had been fixed.

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