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MP dumper scam: HC asks for records

The alleged dumper scam returned to haunt Shivraj Singh Chouhan when the Madhya Pradesh High Court called for records from a Special Court that had given a clean chit to the Chief Minister in the case of alleged corruption

Written by Express News Service | Bhopal | Published: February 23, 2012 4:37:18 am

The alleged dumper scam on Wednesday returned to haunt Shivraj Singh Chouhan when the Madhya Pradesh High Court called for records from a Special Court that had given a clean chit to the Chief Minister in the case of alleged corruption.

The Bhopal-based Special Court had on August 11,2011 accepted the closure report filed by the Lokayukta Police,which said no case of corruption could be made against Chouhan for misuse of office.

In a criminal revision before the HC’s Jabalpur-based principal bench,petitioner Ramesh Sahu challenged the Special Court’s decision to accept the closure report.

When the 29-page criminal revision came up before a division bench on Wednesday,the petitioner said he had not been provided annexure that were part of the probe report,and requested the court to call for records and the case diary for reference.

Additional Advocate General Naman Nagarath said the court accepted the plea that the records were needed for reference before arguments could commence or notices could be issued.

The bench of justices Rakesh Saxena and M A Siddique said the matter be listed immediately after the documents were received.

Taking cognizance of a private complaint filed by Sahu in 2007,the Special Court had ordered the Lokayukta’s Special Police Establishment to probe the allegation and submit a report to it.

Sahu had alleged that a private industrial group had favoured Chouhan and his wife Sadhna Singh in exchange of a mining lease he allotted to it.

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