FIR against Congress leader Digvijay Singh for deriving undue benefits
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 00:00
Bhopal, Feb 17: The Madhya Pradesh Bureau of Investigation for Economic Offences has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against 12 persons including former State Chief Minister, Digvijay Singh for allegedly deriving undue benefits from the promotion of Treasure Island, a swanky Mall near Indore.

Apart from Singh, former State Housing Minister Rakesh Choudhary, Housing Board Chairperson Chandraprabhash Shekhar and retired IAS oficers - U K Samal, A B Singh and D P Tiwari, V P Kulshestra, Rakesh Sharma and Ashwin Janvade - are also included in the FIR.

The FIR also names the promoters of Treasure Island Manish Kalani, Prem Kalani and Padma Kalani.

The case was lodged on the basis of a complaint by Ramesh Garg and after preliminary investigation by the EOW, they found the charges leveled by the complainant to be prima facie true and therefore the FIR was registered.

Reacting to the FIR, Digvijay Singh said the case smacked of political vendetta and this was not the first time he had been implicated in false cases.

When similar attempts were made in the past, the cases were closed due to lack of evidence, Singh said adding he was confident this would happen in the present instance too.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 00:00

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