An advocate from Bhopal lodged a complaint against former chief minister Digvijaya Singh with the Special Investigation Team (SIT), alleging irregularities made by him during the recruitment of police constables and sub-inspectors from 1996 to 2003, sources said on Thursday.
The SIT has been constituted by the Madhya Pradesh High Court to monitor the probe being carried out by the Special Task Force (STF) into the multi-layered Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam.
Complainant Satish Athelia has claimed that several ineligible candidates were fraudulently recruited as constables and sub-inspectors in MP police from 1996 to year 2003. The HT has a copy of the complaint.
Athelia told HT that Singh had made several phone calls to former superintendents of police (SPs) of respective districts during the recruitment drive between 1996 and 2003 and had recommended names of several candidates especially those belonging to Guna and Rajgarh districts.
"He (Digvijaya) used to make phone calls from his personal assistant (PA) and personal security officer's mobile phones. Several phone calls were also made to SPs and inspector generals from CM house’s landline. I have demanded a fair investigation so that the scam during Singh's tenure could be busted," said Athelia.
He also claimed that he had evidences against Singh and whenever the SIT wants, he would hand them over to them.
"I have evidences. SIT chief justice Chandresh Bhushan has accepted my application and said he would call up me and take evidences," the complainant added.
Singh, however, could not be contacted despite repeated attempts. Recently, he lodged a complaint with the SIT that excel sheets recovered from an MPPEB official, Nitin Mahindra's computer, were tampered.