A first information report (FIR) was registered against Nagar at the Sodala police station on September 19. Nagar, 53, resigned from the state ministry two days after the FIR was registered.

"The All India Congress Committee (AICC) issued direction regarding his suspension from the party as he was facing serious charges," a senior Congress leader said on terms of anonymity.

The state government has also recommended a CBI probe into the case. The CBI is likely to take up the case in the next couple of days, sources said.

(Agencies)

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