MP assembly appointments controversy: Accused confess to have got kin appointed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2015 22:27 IST

Two former MP assembly secretariat officials, accused of making irregular appointments in the secretariat, admitted to have got their brother and cousin recruited, police said on Sunday.

Former secretary of the secretariat Satyanarayan Sharma and deputy secretary Kamla Kant Sharma were arrested by Jehangirbad police on April 9.

Police said Satyanarayan Sharma had got his brother Yagya Narayan Sharma recruited as upper division clerk (UDC), while Kamla Kant Sharma had got his cousin Sharad Dwivedi recruited as lower division clerk (LDC) in 1997, though both were not eligible for the posts.

Yagya Narayan Sharma and Sharad Dwivedi were earlier recruited on contract basis on November 2, 1997, but they were later regularised.

Sources said Yagya Narayan Sharma and Sharad Dwivedi, both residents of Rewa district, were posted as lecturers at different government higher secondary schools in Rewa district in December 1998.

A police team would soon visit Rewa to nab the two, sources said.

City superintendent of police (CSP) Jehangirabad, Saleem Khan, said the two accused, who were in police custody, confessed to have got recruited their relatives in the state assembly secretariat.

"They are being interrogated. It is expected that they might confess to have got recruited more people in the secretariat," said Saleem Khan.

Jehangirabad police had registered a case on February 28 related to the alleged irregularities in the appointments in the assembly between 1993 and 2003, following the complaint of deputy secretary in the secretariat SL Maithali.

Former chief minister Digvijaya Singh and former speaker of the assembly Shriniwas Tiwari are among the 19 accused in the case.

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