MP Assembly job issue: Congressmen give application to cops against two BJP leaders

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Mar 02, 2015 22:01 IST

Congressmen led by leader of opposition in the assembly Satyadev Katare and party’s state president Arun Yadav went to Jehangirabad police station on Monday, demanding an FIR against Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar and BJP’s state vice-president Raghunandan Sharma for recruitments in the assembly secretariat through fraudulent means.

The Congress demanded that FIR should be registered against these leaders.

After the FIR against AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh and former assembly Speaker Sriniwas Tiwari, the Congress claimed that there was evidence that the BJP leaders were involved in fraudulent recruitments and they should be booked.

The allegation was that Tomar’s personal assistant and Sharma's son were appointed in violation of norms.

The Congress claimed that there was evidence against them. However, the policemen refused to register FIR.

Katare, Yadav, along with other leaders, had a long argument with city superintendent of police (CSP) Salim Khan, who asked them to leave an application. However, the Congress leaders insisted that FIR should be registered.

“A man came with a complaint against our senior leaders and you promptly registered an FIR but here the top leaders of the party are sitting and asking you to register an FIR against BJP leaders for the same charge, but you refuse,” said Congress leader JP Dhanopiya, who is the legal face of the party.

The Congress leaders said either separate FIR should be registered or names of the two BJP leaders should be added to the FIR in which Digvijaya Singh was booked recently.

The policemen didn’t accept it. However, the police took the complaint later and gave a receipt that it has been accepted for inquiry along with the FIR that was earlier registered in connection with the assembly recruitment.

CSP Salim Khan said, “They gave an application to us which we have taken for inquiry.”

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