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The Supreme Court today, issued a stay on CBI inquiry against the sitting Chief Minister TS Rawat, two days after Uttarakhand High Court gives its order. The allegations were regarding the money that was transferred into the accounts of relatives of state Chief Minister Rawat in 2016 to support appointment of a person as head of 'Gau Seva Ayog' of Jharkhand.
Reviewing the earlier order, the bench headed by Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah remarked the high court’s decision as a "drastic order" against CM Rawat as it did not even seek any responses from the Respondents side. The Apex Court was of the view that the high court exercised a suo motu power in the present case whereas the issue at hand required more consideration.