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CBI wants to quiz two Governors in chopper deal

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NEW DELHI, May 18 � The CBI has clarified to the Law Ministry that it wants to question two Governors, MK Narayanan and BV Wanchoo of West Bengal and Goa respectively as �witnesses� in connection with its probe in the VVIP helicopter deal, reports PTI.

The Law Ministry, after initially denying permission to the CBI, recently asked the agency about its motive to question the two Governors as they were enjoying Constitutional immunity.

After having been denied permission, the CBI had petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee�s Secretariat, as it was the appointing authority for the Governors. While rejecting the plea of the CBI, the Law Ministry had said the Constitutional posts gave them immunity from prosecution under Article 361 of the Constitution.

But recently, the Law Ministry again wrote a letter asking the agency to state its position of examining the two, official sources said here.

In its reply, the CBI said it wanted to record statements of Narayanan, who was the then National Security Advisor, and Wanchoo, who was the then head of elite Special Protection Group (SPG) guarding the Prime Minister.

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CBI wants to quiz two Governors in chopper deal

NEW DELHI, May 18 � The CBI has clarified to the Law Ministry that it wants to question two Governors, MK Narayanan and BV Wanchoo of West Bengal and Goa respectively as �witnesses� in connection with its probe in the VVIP helicopter deal, reports PTI.

The Law Ministry, after initially denying permission to the CBI, recently asked the agency about its motive to question the two Governors as they were enjoying Constitutional immunity.

After having been denied permission, the CBI had petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee�s Secretariat, as it was the appointing authority for the Governors. While rejecting the plea of the CBI, the Law Ministry had said the Constitutional posts gave them immunity from prosecution under Article 361 of the Constitution.

But recently, the Law Ministry again wrote a letter asking the agency to state its position of examining the two, official sources said here.

In its reply, the CBI said it wanted to record statements of Narayanan, who was the then National Security Advisor, and Wanchoo, who was the then head of elite Special Protection Group (SPG) guarding the Prime Minister.

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