Two arrested for 1993-03 fake appointments in MP assembly secretariat

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Apr 10, 2015 19:15 IST

Two persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the alleged fake appointments in the Madhya Pradesh assembly secretariat between 1993 and 2003.

City superintendent of police (CSP), Jehangirabad, Saleem Khan, said two persons Satya Narayan Sharma and Kamla Kant Sharma had been arrested and they were being interrogated.

Former chief minister Digvijaya Singh, former speaker of the assembly Shriniwas Tiwari and 17 others persons, who were allegedly appointed in violation of the rules of the secretariat, are the accused in the case.

Earlier, a case in this regard was registered at the Jehangirabad police station on February 28.

Police said the two accused, who were arrested on Thursday, were appointed as clerks in the secretariat in 1993, though they were not eligible. Later, Satya Narayana was promoted as secretary while Kamla Kant was promoted as deputy secretary.

After the BJP came into power in 2003, an internal probe was conducted and it was found that at least 20 persons were fraudulently appointed in the secretariat.

Later, the committee led by Justice Sachindra Dwivedi was formed on July 5, 2005, to probe the irregularities made in the appointments of the assembly secretariat between 1993 and 2003.

The committee submitted a report to the government on January 23, 2006. But, no action was taken against the accused.

On February 25, 2012, Satya Narayan Sharma and Kamla Kant Sharma were removed from their posts.

On the complaint of deputy secretary in the secretariat, SL Maithali, Jehangirabad Police on February 26 registered a case against Digvijaya Singh, Tiwari and 17 others.

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