Madhya Pradesh Assembly recruitment scam: Digvijaya Singh granted bail

The scam pertains to alleged irregularities in recruitment in MP Assembly Secretariat here between 1993 and 2003 when Singh was Chief Minister.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2016, 15:59 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Assembly recruitment scam: Digvijaya Singh granted bail

Bhopal: A court in Bhopal granted bail to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh after he surrendered before it in connection with the alleged recruitment scam case filed against him.

Singh appeared before the Special District and Sessions Judge Kashinath Singh.

Yesterday, the court had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant when the ex-CM, an accused in the alleged scam, did not turn up in the court where a 169-page supplementary charge sheet was also filed in the case.

The Rajya Sabha member was summoned by prosecuting agency - MP Police - to attend the court proceedings.

Yesterday, seven other accused including KK Kaushal and AK Pyasi - who appeared in the court - were granted bail after they furnished a personal security bond of Rs 30,000 each.

Kaushal and Pyasi were employees of the Secretariat.

Ahead of filing the charge sheet, police had last year grilled the veteran Congressman for five hours in connection with the scam.

The scam pertains to alleged irregularities in recruitment in MP Assembly Secretariat here between 1993 and 2003 when Singh was Chief Minister.

Last year, Singh had reportedly told investigators that all recruitments in the Secretariat during his tenure were done with the approval of State Cabinet and as per prescribed rules.

The accused have been charged with forgery, cheating, conspiracy and misuse of office as well as offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

With PTI inputs