Zee Media Bureau/ Deepak Nagpal
Bhopal: The multi-crore Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam has now knocked at the RSS doors.
As per reports, names of several top RSS functionaries have cropped up in the case, including Suresh Soni and ex-chief late KS Sudarshan.
Pankaj Trivedi, ex-controller of MPPEB or Vyapam, has told the Special Task Force (STF) probing the case in a written statement that former state higher education minister Laxmikant Sharma had recommended that a candidate named Mihir Kumar be appointed food inspector. Sharma, as per the statement, had said that Mihir was a man of RSS leader Suresh Soni. Apart from Mihir, Sharma had also recommended the names of four other candidates.
Mihir Kumar, in his statement to the STF, disclosed that he used to work as helper to former RSS chief KC Sudarshan. Reports quoted Mihir as saying in the statement that he had given a photocopy of the application form for food inspector examination, 2012, to Sudarshan, requesting him to ensure his appointment.
Sudarshan, as per reports, spoke to Sharma and told Mihir to fill the answers which he knew and leave the rest of the OMR sheet blank.
Mihir obtained 7th rank in the examination conducted by Vyapam on October 7, 2012.
The MPPEB has been in the news recently for alleged corruption in conducting examinations for recruitment to various state government jobs.
A recent audit by the Madhya Pradesh Local Fund Audit office for 2007-08 found alleged financial and administrative irregularities, including unauthorised disposal of application forms, worth crores of rupees by the MPPEB.
The opposition Congress even dragged the name of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Sadhna Singh in the MPPEB scam.
The CM has rejected the allegations and even filed a defamation case against MP Congress chief spokesperson KK Mishra.