MP assembly recruitments: Focus on those who gave address as CM House

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2015 17:23 IST
AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh comes out of the police control room after five-hour questioning in connection with assembly secretariat recruitment scam. (HT file photo/Mujeeb Faruqui)

One of the focal points of questioning ex-chief minister Digvijaya Singh on Thursday was the fact that in case of four illegal appointments in the MP assembly secretariat scam the applicants had mentioned CM House as their correspondence/residential addresses.

The AICC general secretary was grilled at length in connection with his alleged role in the irregularities between the period 1993 and 2003.

Faced with this question, Digvijaya, sources claimed, lost his temper and said angrily that the documents showing four candidates who used the CM House as their address itself suggested that he was being implicated in the case.

Sources said the special investigation team had recovered the documents from the state assembly secretariat.

“During scrutiny of documents, we found four applications for the post of assistant marshals. The applications were addressed to the then chief minister Digvijaya Singh but carried the recommendation of the then assembly speaker Sriniwas Tiwari,” said a police officer, requesting anonymity. The officer also refused to disclose the name of assistant marshals.

The officer further said the applicants had mentioned CM House as correspondence and residential address. “Singh was asked whether he knew the four who were appointed as assistant marshals and later their services merged in different departments,” said the officer.

Singh was named as accused in the case registered at Jehangirabad police station under sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120 (B) of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act on February 28 this year.

Besides Singh, the then state assembly speaker Sriniwas Tiwari was also made an accused.

The scam took place when Digvijaya was the chief minister of the state and later this year a case was lodged against him and 17 others.

Earlier, the police had asked Digvijaya to appear before police on September 30. But, he got it rescheduled as he was away in the US to be with his daughter who is undergoing treatment. Accordingly, the police fixed October 15 as the day of quizzing.

30 Congress workers booked

Meanwhile, a case has been registered against 30 unidentified Congress workers for rioting and causing traffic jam in front police control room. City superintendent of police (CSP) Saleem Khan said that a case had been registered and identities were being established.

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