PEB scam: Special Task Force registers FIR against MP Governor

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MP GovernorBhopal: The Special Task Force of Madhya Pradesh POlice, which is investigating the State Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam linked with irregularities in conducting the entrance examination for medical colleges (PMT) and recruitment of candidates for various government departments today registered an FIR against state Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, according to unconfirmed reports.

Pressure is now mounting on Governor Ram Naresh Yadav to resign.

In the State Assembly, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was prevented by the opposition members to give a reply to the debate on the Governor’s address to mark the Budget session

Former State Education Minister Lakshmikant Sharma, a former OSD to the Governor, many PEB officers and a large number of students, candidates, their parents and middlemen are in presently in jail facing prosecution in the case linked alleged irregularities in the recruitment of Grade II and III Contractual Teachers.

The prominent Congress leaders from Madhya Pradesh led by AICC general secretary and former State chief minister Digvijay Singh, last week levelled charges even against state chief minister shivraj Singh Chouhan in connection with the PEB scam. Mr. singh also gave an affidavit to the Spacial Investigation Team (SIT), which is monitoring the investigation into the PEB scam by the STF alleging that vital evidence of this case has been tampered with to protect the chief minister.

The chief minister has issued a firm denial and also written to the SIT chief to probe Digvijay Singh’s allegation, which he has also described as “misleading”

In the meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has ordered police protection for a whistleblower, based on whose inputs Digvijay Singh has given the affidavit to the SIT. The whistleblower says he is facing threat to his life .