Ex-CM to record statement in MP assembly recruitment controversy

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Sep 27, 2015 20:02 IST

Police on Sunday summoned former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh to be present on September 30 and record his statement regarding his alleged role in irregularities related to appointments in the MP state assembly secretariat during his regime.

City superintendent of police (CSP) Saleem Khan, who is leading the investigation in the case, confirmed the information. “A notice was served at his official residence at Shyamla Hills and was received by his staff members,” Khan said.

He further said Singh was among 25 accused in the case, which was registered on the complaint of deputy secretary of assembly secretariat SL Maithli at Jehangirabad police station, on February 28. The alleged irregularities are said to have taken place between 1993 and 2003.

Khan said 19 of the 25 accused, including former speaker of state assembly Sriniwas Tiwari, have been arrested so far and a chargesheet against them has also been filed in court.

According to police sources, Singh is accused of receiving favours from those who were fraudulently recruited in the state assembly, merged into the state government and then posted in various departments.

Additionally, notices have also been served to two more accused, Sushma Sharma and Yogesh Sharma, and asked to be present before police in October.

Sources said the couple was recruited as lower division clerks (LDC) and their services were later merged into the state education department. Both are currently posted as teachers at a government school in Rewa district.

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