Digvijay asks SIT to get Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s name added as accused in PEB case
New Delhi: Congress general secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh today wrote a letter to the chairman Special Investigation Team appointed by the High Court at Jabalpur to monitor the investigation into the huge State Professional Examination Board scam linked with recruitment of contractual teachers asking that the name of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan be added as an accused along with concerned officers of Indore Police who have allegedly tampered with evidence in the PEB case.
Singh has said in his letter that no action has been taken by the SIT or the Special Task Force of Madhya Pradesh Police in response to his letter of March 23 for registering of criminal offences against the chief minister and the concerned police officers and additional accused who might be responsible for destruction or tampering of evidence linked with the PEB case.
The Congress leader has reiterated his earlier allegation and said that he has already brought on record incriminating material to show evidence has been tampered with in the PEB case. The Congress leader has reiterated his earlier allegation and said that he has already brought on record incriminating material to show evidence has been tampered with in the PEB case. He has cited the Supreme Court judgement in the Lalita Kumari versus State of UP (2014) case pointing out “the condition that is sine qua non for recording an FIR under Section 154 of the Code is that there must be information and that information must disclose a cognizable offence. If any information disclosing cognizable offence is led before an officer in charge of the police station satisfying requirements under Section 154(1), the said police officer has no other option except to enter the substance thereof in the prescribed form that is to say, to register a case on the basis of such information. The provision of Section 154 of the Code is mandatory and the concerned officer is duty bound to register the case on the basis of information disclosing a cognizable offence.”
The delay on the part of SIT and STF in registering offences under Section 201 IPC read with 120 B and other provisions of IPC andf Prevention of Corruption Act and other Acts and naming them as accused in the recruitment of contractual teachers’ case is against the law of the land and the mandate of the apex court, Singh has pointed out.
The Congress General Secretary has also categorically stated that he would be constrained to take legal steps if there is further inaction.