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CBI raids Matang Sinh premises

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NEW DELHI, July 18 � Two days after AICC withdrew the suspension on former Union Minister of State Matang Sinh, a team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths on Monday searched his residence and offices.

The news agency IANS quoting CBI sources said that simultaneous raids were conducted at Sinh�s Gole Market residence in New Delhi and the offices of North East Television - owned by him - in Noida.

The raids were allegedly based on complaints of financial irregularities against Sinh and his media companies, the agency report said.

However, there was confusion, as the CBI till the time of filing this report had not issued any statement. On the other hand, Sinh called up this newspaper to deny the reports and claimed that neither his offices and nor his residence were raided.

He blamed the incident to personal rivalry and said the complaints were triggered by personal and family jealousy.

Sinh was reinducted into Congress Party on Saturday, catching State and Central leadership of the party unawares. Sinh was a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam and was an MoS during Prime Minister Narasimha Rao�s regime. He was first suspended from the Party for six years and later expelled over a decade ago.

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, who readmitted Sinh to the party, said that he had been taken back in view of his �contribution to the Congress in the recent Assembly polls in Assam�.

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CBI raids Matang Sinh premises

NEW DELHI, July 18 � Two days after AICC withdrew the suspension on former Union Minister of State Matang Sinh, a team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths on Monday searched his residence and offices.

The news agency IANS quoting CBI sources said that simultaneous raids were conducted at Sinh�s Gole Market residence in New Delhi and the offices of North East Television - owned by him - in Noida.

The raids were allegedly based on complaints of financial irregularities against Sinh and his media companies, the agency report said.

However, there was confusion, as the CBI till the time of filing this report had not issued any statement. On the other hand, Sinh called up this newspaper to deny the reports and claimed that neither his offices and nor his residence were raided.

He blamed the incident to personal rivalry and said the complaints were triggered by personal and family jealousy.

Sinh was reinducted into Congress Party on Saturday, catching State and Central leadership of the party unawares. Sinh was a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam and was an MoS during Prime Minister Narasimha Rao�s regime. He was first suspended from the Party for six years and later expelled over a decade ago.

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, who readmitted Sinh to the party, said that he had been taken back in view of his �contribution to the Congress in the recent Assembly polls in Assam�.

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