`Not enough` evidence against Digvijay Singh in mall case

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 20:58

New Delhi: CBI has not found enough evidence against Congress leader Digvijay Singh in the case of alleged irregularities in the construction of a mall in Indore, probed by it on the orders of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, agency sources claimed.

After nearly one-and a half year of probe, CBI came to conclusion that there was not enough evidence on the record on the basis of which he could be made charged in the case, they said.

The sources said CBI has informed about the status of the case to the High Court in a report filed in "sealed cover".

They said High Court was free to order the agency on the future course of action.

The case was taken up by the agency in 2012 on the orders of Indore Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had directed it to probe "roles of senior officials, the then Chief Minister, and Chief Secretary, and environment minister" among others.

The case relates to allegations that the mall was illegally built on a residential plot of one lakh square feet, with undue concessions from the then state government under Chief Minister Digvijay Singh.

In its order on October 19, 2012 division bench of justices P K Jaisawal and Moolchand Garg had directed the CBI to probe the matter and report back in six months.

The bench gave the direction on a plea by social activist Mahesh Garg who had filed a complaint with the state Economic Offences Wing in 2009 which had given a clean-chit to Singh.

It filed a closure report giving clean chit to Singh, while saying there was a case against six others including the developers.

After the closure report, Garg filed a PIL in the High Court.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 20:58

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