MP: Police question Vyapam whistleblower Prashant Pandey's wife

Updated on Jul 25, 2015 11:56 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh police detained the wife of Prashant Pandey, one of the main whistle blowers of Vyapam scam, on Saturday evening.
Hindustan Times | By, Indore

Madhya Pradesh police detained the wife of Prashant Pandey, one of the main whistle blowers of Vyapam scam, on Saturday evening.

Indore IG and ADG, Vipin Maheshwari confirmed that the crime branch was questioning Pandey’s wife. The IG and ADG said, “We have some information about some hawala transactions. We are quizzing Meghna Pandey in that connection. If she gives us a satisfactory reply where the amount came from we will leave her,”

Pandey, however talking to Hindustan Times said that his wife Meghna Pandey was first quizzed by the officials and then detained. “She works with a battery company and on Saturday evening some officials came and started quizzing her. They first took the mobile phones of all the employees working with my wife and started grilling her. I was told by an employee who was present where she was grilled that the officials were quizzing about Rs 10 lakh which we would have saved for buying a house,” said Pandey while talking to HT.

Pandey further said that the Madhya Pradesh police are torturing her wife because he had some documents which could be fatal for some senior officials and state government politicians. “I know they will do this with me hence I have submitted all the documents to the SC,” he said.

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