Tue, Jan 17, 2017 | updated 06:25 AM IST

MP CM Shivraj Chouhan urges ED to probe Rs 500 crores 'hawala' racket

Updated: Jan 14, 2017 17:18 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Jan. 14 (ANI): Commenting on the ongoing protests in Katni following the transfer of Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav Tiwari who was investigating a Rs. 500-crore hawala racket, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday urged that the matter should be investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), adding that whoever is guilty in the matter will not be spared.

"The investigation which was carried out by the police will continue. A decision cannot be taken only on the basis of allegation. But whoever has indulged in the matter will not be spared," said Chouhan.

He further said that the state ministry has sent a letter in this regard to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and has urged them to investigate the Rs. 500-crore hawala racket.

The Madhya Pradesh government had transferred Tiwari to Chhindwara from Katni.

Tiwari, the 2010-batch IPS officer was investigating some influential leaders in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged links to the hawala racket.

The case is now being forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).(ANI)