CBI began questioning Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday, in an alleged political horse-trading case, in the wake of a "sting" video showing him offering bribes to buy MLAs support in the state assembly.
Rawat reached the CBI office in national capital around 11.15 a.m. and his questioning began a little later, an official said.
The "sting operation" video showed Rawat offering money to rebel Congress MLAs to win their support ahead of a March 28 floor test in the 70-member Uttarakhand house. The floor test never happened as the state came under President's Rule a day earlier.
The video was released on March 26 by nine Congress legislators who had rebelled against Rawat's government.