On Friday 26th Feb, Bhopal court has issued an arrest warrant against former Chief Minister and senior Indian national congress (INC) leader Digvijaya Singh, after he failed to appear in court for the hearing in connection with a in connection with Madhya Pradesh Assembly recruitment scam.
As per reports, the former CM of Madhya Pardesh is likely to appear before the court on Saturday 27th Feb.
Reportedly, Kashi Nath Singh, additional district judge, has issued the arrest warrant against Digvijaya, under Section 420 (fraud), and other sections of Indian Penal Code along with the ‘Prevention of Corruption Act’ after the police submitted additional charge-sheet against eight accused persons, including the INC leader.
As per sources, five people out of the eight accused, have already been on bail, while two persons were granted bail after they were arrested by the police.
In addition, sources reported that total of 17 people were appointed using deceitful means, but as per the charge-sheet submitted by the police officials in the court, Digvijaya has been accused of involvement in total 13 fraudulent appointments, which includes- Badri Prasad, Satya Narayan Sharma, Kamlakant Sharma, Arun Tiwari, Sharad Dwivedi, Sudhir Tiwari, Anil Mishra, Kuldeep Pandey, Sukramani Pandey, Yagya Narayan Mishra, Ramesh Tiwari, Yogesh Mishra and Sushma Dwivedi.
Previously on 27th Feb last year, an FIR was also registered against Digvijaya and 19 others people, on the basis of a complaint made by Shyam Lal Maithil, a deputy speaker in state assembly at Jehangirabad police station of the district, which stated that people were given jobs disregarding the age, qualification and other requisite norms and were given promotions too.