High Court order comes as huge respite for Governor Ramnaresh Yadav
Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh, India): The High Court of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday passed an order quashing the FIR registered against MP Governor Ramnaresh Yadav by the Special Task Force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh Police handling the case linked with the massive State professional Examination Board (PEB) scam.
The Court has left scope for Yadav’s prosecution in the PEB scam case but only after he ceases to be Governor. The High Court order says that the STF can record the Governor’s statement “taking all salutary precautions and observe circumspection” to uphold the majesty of the office of the governor.
The STF had registered an FIR against Yadav over the allegation that he had recommended names for recruitment of government employees. Yadav had approached the High Court taking the plea that the Governor enjoys immunity against court proceedings. The High Court had earlier on April 17 granted interim stay to the FIR lodged against the Governor