Bhopal: A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against the veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday in Bhopal. Digvijaya Singh reached court and surrendered on Saturday after the arrest warrant was issued.
The arrest warrant was issued against the Congress leader in an alleged recruitment scam at Assembly Secretariat here which took place when he was Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
The seven other accused, including K K Kaushal and A K Pyasi – who appeared in the court – were granted bail. The Court fixed March 14 for hearing of the case.
Ahead of filing the chargesheet last year, police had grilled the veteran Congressman for five hours in connection with the recruitment scam.
The scam pertains to alleged recruitment in MP Assembly Secretariat when Digvijaya Singh was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
The accused have been charged with forgery, cheating, conspiracy and misuse of office as well as offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
First Published | 27 February 2016 12:50 PM