The special task force (STF) probing the Madhya Pradesh professional examination board scam has made Shailesh Yadav, son of governor Ramnaresh Yadav, an accused in a teachers’ recruitment scam, an investigating officer has revealed.
An STF officer said Shailesh has been made a co-accused in the case and a notice served on him to appear at the STF headquarters for questioning.
However, Raj Bhawan refused to accept the notice, saying Shailesh didn’t reside there.
Now, STF proposes to send the notice to Shailesh at his native place in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
“As Raj Bhawan has refused to accept the notice, it will be sent to his native place in UP,” the senior STF officer added.
Shailesh’s name had appeared in the supplementary charge sheet on the scam submitted by STF to the court on February 9, but he was not among the four accused.
The opposition Congress had accused the STF of shielding the high and mighty involved in the scam.
However, in a subsequent interview with Hindustan Times, chairman of the special investigation team (SIT) justice Chandresh Bhushan had categorically said that Shailesh would be arrested once there was enough evidence against him.
According to STF sources, Shailesh has been accused of helping 10 candidates clear the written exams in the contract teachers’ recruitment eligibility test.
One of the accused in the case, Veerpal Singh Yadav had told interrogators that he had handed over a list of 10 candidates and Rs 3 lakh for each of them to Shailesh Yadav through one Vijay Pal Yadav, said to be a close aide of the governor’s son.