The economic offences wing (EOW) on Thursday registered cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and the IPC against former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh, former technical education minister Raja Pateria and chairman of the RKDF education society Sunil Kapoor in connection with a case involving admission of students in the RKDF engineering college.
EOW sources said that journalist Radha Vallabh Sharda had filed a complaint with the EOW alleging financial wrongdoing by the then CM, the then technical education minister and the owner of the RKDF group of institutions.
A preliminary enquiry was registered by the EOW on July 14. Sharda had also filed a private case in court in the same matter but later withdrew it.
However, while investigating the matter, the EOW found that the RKDF institute of science and technology had given admission wrongly to 12 students in 2000-01 and 2001-02.
The technical education department had proposed forfeiting of Rs 24 lakh for the wrongdoing which was approved by the then CM.
However, the then technical education minister Raja Pateria put up another file to the CM asking for reduction of amount to Rs 2.50 lakh which was approved by the then CM thereby causing a loss of Rs 21.50 lakh to the exchequer.
The EOW also found that a forged letter was sent to the Rajiv Gandhi technical university regularizing the admission of the students.
Consequently cases have been registered against then CM Digvijaya Singh, then technical education minister and Sunil Kapoor of RKDF and also against officials of the technical education directorate.
Cases have been registered under sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120 B of the IPC and sections 13(i) d and 13 (ii) of the prevention of corruption act, 1988.