Vyapam scam: Blow to Congress leader as HC upholds trial court order
Madhya Pradesh high court on Wednesday upheld a trial court order that rejected the application of MP Congress committee spokesperson KK Mishra demanding documents of those persons selected for the post of transport constables in 2013.bhopal Updated: Sep 15, 2016 10:57 IST
Madhya Pradesh high court on Wednesday upheld a trial court order that rejected the application of MP Congress committee spokesperson KK Mishra demanding documents of those persons selected for the post of transport constables in 2013.
The trial court at Bhopal on August 10 and 22 this year rejected Mishra’s applications during a hearing of a complaint filed by public prosecutor Anand Tiwari.
The public prosecutor was authorised by the state government to file a complaint case against Mishra on June 24 for making defamatory statements to malign the image of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in connection with the Vyapam scam.
Mishra had held a press conference in Bhopal alleging large scale irregularities in selection of aspirants for the post of transport constables for which the recruitment test was conducted by the professional examination board in 2013.
Mishra had accused the chief minister and his family members for their role in the selection of a large number of aspirants from Gondia in Maharashtra.
Additional advocate general PK Kaurav who appeared for the complainant (Tiwari) submitted that the petitioner (Mishra) had levelled false allegations against CM Chouhan without having any evidence, to gain political mileage.
The files of aspirants who got selected were furnished before the trial court which contains a large number of documents many of which are not relevant to the case and therefore the copies cannot be supplied to the petitioner, Kaurav said.
The petitioner is free to go through the records available in the court and prepare for cross examination of the witnesses, the additional advocate general said.
The petitioner wants to prolong the trial by making false pretext, he said.
Petitioner’s counsel Siddartha Gupta argued only domicile certificates of the selected aspirants were shown while other documents like class 10 and 12 marksheets were not supplied to the petitioner though these were furnished by transport commissioner Sanjay Choudhary in the court.
The HC dismissed the petition filed by Mishra. The court had reserved its order on September 12 after hearing both the sides.