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Digvijaya to face action for charges against Shivraj over Vyapam scam: CBI

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh will face a probe for allegedly running a campaign against the BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the basis of forged documents in the Vyapam scam.

india Updated: May 13, 2017 16:45 IST
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Digvijaya Singh said on Thursday he will continue his fight against corruption.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

The Central Bureau of Investigation has informed the Supreme Court that Congress leader Digvijaya Singh will face action for allegedly running a campaign against the BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam scam on the basis of forged documents.

Singh had moved a writ petition in the apex court in 2015, seeking forensic investigation of documents, including a hard disk recovered from the Vyapam office.

Unfazed by the CBI probe, Singh said on Thursday he will continue his fight against corruption. “NDTV- From CBI sources. Digvijaya to face action by CBI for Anti Vyapam Anti Shivraj campaign… Most Welcome. I shall continue my fight against Corruption and for all those who have been duped by Shivraj/ BJP leaders and brokers,” he tweeted.

On Wednesday, the CBI told the Supreme Court that the allegations made by Singh and Vyapam whistle-blower Prashant Pandey were almost identical.

The probe agency said it had sent the hard disk and pen drive provided by Pandey to Hyderabad’s Forensic Science Laboratory, which did not show any kind of tampering, as alleged by both Pandey and Singh.

The CBI then said its investigation also reached the same conclusion and discovered that some of the people making allegations were actually creating false digital records and, on that basis, making complaints.

Singh, in 2015, had claimed to possess a pen drive that had the contact number of Chouhan and his wife, alleging that there had been exchange of messages between them and some of the Vyapam accused.