Zee Media Bureau
Bhopal: Under arrest in connection with the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (Vyapam) scam, former minister Laxmikant Sharma will be produced in a local court here on Tuesday.
Sharma was arrested on June 15 by the Special Task Force (STF), probing into the scam following his alleged involvement in the contractual teachers recruitment scam.
The exam was conducted by MPPEB and Sharma was its Minister in-chagre in his capacity as the then Technical Education Minister in the last BJP government in the state.
STF had demanded that the former minister should be sent to police remand till June 23, but court declined it`s request and granted only four days remand.
Opposing the remand, Sharma`s lawyer contended that STF has already questioned the former Minister in connection with the scam twice and also quizzed him yesterday.
Since he has been already interrogated, there is no need for granting any remand, he said.
The STF said it has to match the names of candidates against whom his name was mentioned following recovery of date from a hard disk, which was sent by the agency to the Gandhi Nagar (Gujarat) based forensic laboratory.