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MP court to hear multi-crore land scam case on Oct 6

Allegedly the land scam took place between 1999-2004 when Vijayavargiya was Mayor of Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and Mendola was IMC Corporator.

Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 20:52 PM IST

Indore: A local Court o Wednesday fixed October six as the next date of hearing in the multi-crore land scam case allegedly involving Madhya Pradesh Commerce and Industries Minister, Kailash Vijayavargiya.

Special Police Establishment of Lokayukta, Special Judge (anti-corruption), S K Raghuvanshi today listed the next hearing in the case on October six after Lokayukta sought more time to file its final report in the case.

"The probe is on in the case," the lawyer of the Lokayukta Police L S Kadam told the court.

He also said that the case was about 20-year-old and original documents related to the case were yet to be obtained from various departments and on the basis of which, the witnesses will be interrogated.

Kadam argued that though no time limit has been fixed for investigation in any case to any investigation agency under the provisions of CrPC, the Lokayukta police will submit the final report before the court as soon as the probe is completed.

Congress leader Suresh Seth in his petition had alleged that 17 people, including Vijayavargiya and his close confidant and BJP MLA Ramesh Mendola, unlawfully grabbed three acres of government land worth Rs 100 crore adjoining Sugni Devi Girls College at Pardeshipura Square in the city.

He had alleged that the land scam took place between 1999-2004 when Vijayavargiya was Mayor of Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and Mendola was IMC Corporator.

Later after preliminary investigations, the Lokayukta Police had registered a case against some persons including Mendola in August.

Meanwhile, Seth alleged that the Lokayukta police was intentionally dilly-dallying in the case to favour Vijaywargiya.

PTI