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Jaipur land scam: Court seeks CBI probe against DGP

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed a CBI enquiry against M K Devarajan,DGP of the Rajasthan Anti-Corruption...

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed a CBI enquiry against M K Devarajan,DGP of the Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau,in connection with an alleged land scam in Jaipur. Taking into account the seriousness of the case,the HC directed that Deverajan should not hold an office of such a sensitive nature till the conclusion of the investigation but could be appointed to a non-sensitive post equivalent to his rank.

On Wednesday,a two-member Bench of the High Court,comprising Chief Justice R C Gandhi and Justice K S Chowdhary,ordered a CBI enquiry against Devarajan in response to a PIL filed by an advocate,Hemanth Gajraj.

Appearing on behalf of Gajraj,advocate Tanvir Ahmed said,“The officer in question is charged under Section 384 of the IPC for extortion.” He added that Gajraj filed the PIL after one Malati Sharma registered a complaint against Devarajan in October. Malati and her husband T P Sharma registered a complaint with the Jaipur City Magistrate and alleged that Devarajan had misused his position to buy and sell land,which actually belonged to the Sharmas,in his wife Bina’s name.

“My client filed the PIL on October 26 in the High Court after the City Magistrate had taken cognisance of the offence,” Ahmed said.

After the Rajasthan HC issued notices to Devarajan on November 25,he had replied that he had done nothing wrong and that the two bhigas of land in question,located in Sanganer near Jaipur,was bought in 2005 and sold in 2006.