New Delhi: Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Haren Raval, who sparked a controversy by telling the Supreme Court that CBI status report on Coalgate was not shared with the government, on Tuesday resigned from his post.

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Raval handed over his resignation to Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar. "I have submitted my resignation to the Law Minister," he said.

His resignation came a day after his hard-hitting letter to Attorney General GE Vahanvati in which he said he has been made scapegoat in the matter and also accused the top law officer of trying to interfere in CBI's probe report in the coal blocks allocation scam.

Raval said he did not regret writing the letter in which he stated that Vahanvati was also present on March 6 when there was a meeting with Law Minister Ashwani Kumar during which the contents of the draft status report into the probe were shared.

"Yes, I stand by what I have stated in my letter to the Attorney General," he said. He said he was grateful that the UPA-II government gave him opportunity to be appear as the law officer. "I enjoyed my tenure as the ASG," Raval, who was appointed to the post on July 4, 2009, said.

(Agencies)

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