The Congress on Friday made a sharp attack on the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government, claiming that FIR is not being registered in the alleged scam in the recruitment in transport department because influential persons are involved. The party alleged that the complicity of the top BJP leaders would be exposed, if fair investigation is conducted in the case.
The chief spokesperson of the Congress KK Mishra said while FIRs were registered in other examinations conducted by the professional examination board (PEB), no case was registered in the transport department recruitment scam, because ‘those close to the high-and-mighty are clearly involved’.
Mishra gave names of candidates and their roll numbers to show that husband-wife, uncle-nephew and many other candidates who were related to each other and lived in the same house, were allotted roll numbers in such a way that they sat next to each other. "It is clear that racket involved in PEB got them selected," he said.
"Those selected with the help of the racket include son of an inspector and deputy superintendent of police (DSP), who are already among the accused in police recruitment test. Another candidate runs a racket in Allahabad and was caught by police in Jabalpur but was later let go. Besides, a candidate, who worked for former minister Laxmikant Sharma’s officer on special duty (OSD) OP Shukla and yet another is a relative of former minister’s personal assistant (PA)," the Congress leader alleged.
Mishra said he will provide more documents in future to show the complicity of those at the top.
He alleged that phone calls were made from the CM House and on the basis of them, the candidates were selected.
He said that the CM has already filed a defamation case against him, and he is not worried if yet another case is filed against him.
"The claims of CM and transport minister that the recruitment was clean are totally wrong." Mishra said. He also alleged that in the merit list of the examination, nearly half of those selected are from six districts viz. Bhopal, Bhind, Morena, Gwalior, Guna and Rewa.
He cited names and roll numbers of suspicious candidates and alleged that the STF is working under government pressure and it is hushing up the case.
"Further, of the 316 selected in the examination, 100 are from four districts viz. Gwalior (55), Bhind (15), Morena (20) and Guna (10), and most of the STF officials conducting investigation also hail from these regions," said Mishra.