MP exam scam: HC to hear plea today on AG’s conflict of interest

The petition was admitted on Saturday by the Chief Justice.

By: Press Trust of India | Jabalpur | Published: July 7, 2014 1:08 am

Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice A M Khanvilkar has admitted the letter petition written by Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on the issue of Madhya Pradesh Professional Board Examination (MPPBE) scam and a division bench will hear it on Monday.

In the petition, Singh, besides demanding the CBI probe into the MPPEB scam, raised the issue of “conflict of interest” by pointing out that Additional Advocate General Pushpendra Kaurav, who is defending the MPPEB in the matter, was also a lawyer for former ABVP leader V D Sharma.

The petition was admitted Saturday by the Chief Justice. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad former national general secretary had filed cases related to admission in private medical colleges and that the case is sub-judice, Singh said in the letter.

The Congress general secretary claimed that Kaurav was rewarded and appointed Deputy Advocate General and later as Additional Advocate General as he was Sharma’s lawyer, and now he is defending the government and the MPPEB in the scam.

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