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MP Lokayukta police give clean chit to boss

In an unprecedented move,the Special Police Establishment,which works under the Lokayukta,had to make a written submission in a Special Court giving a clean chit

In an unprecedented move,the Special Police Establishment (SPE),which works under the Lokayukta,had to make a written submission in a Special Court giving a clean chit to its own boss P P Naolekar after his integrity had been questioned.

The SPE submitted an 11-page report to the Indore-based Special Court,which had ordered a probe into an alleged illegal deal involving land worth Rs 100 crore near Sugnidevi College in Indore.

The complainant had alleged that he did not expect a fair trial as long as the former Supreme Court judge justice Naolekar was the state Lokayukta.

Suresh Seth,a former minister,had leveled the allegation after Naolekar’s son Sandeep,an Indore-based businessman,accompanied Industries Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya to China on an official tour. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan had headed the delegation to China. In Seth’s complaint,Vijayvargiya was the main accused.

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Seth had alleged in the court that Naolekar was made part of the official delegation only to ensure a clean chit to Vijayvargiya and that the government bore all the expenses. The court had asked the SPE to submit a written reply. In the reply,Special Public Prosecutor Saket Vyas said Naolekar’s son had paid on his own,and the SPE had completed investigation into the deal 19 months ago.