Just in the year of elections in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress has faced a massive embarrassment as their top leaders have been booked for producing fake documents in Vypam Scam.
The MAdhya Pradesh court on Wednesday ordered an FIR against senior Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Vyapam scam whistleblower Prashant Pandey on charges of misleading the court and producing false documents. The court directed the Shyamala Hills police station in Bhopal to lodge the FIR and furnish a detailed report before the court on November 13.
The Vyapam scam was an admission & recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known by its Hindi acronym “Vyapam” (Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal), is a self-financed and autonomous body incorporated by the State government responsible for conducting several entrance tests in the state which happened during the tenure of Digvijay Singh government.
The scam involved 13 different exams conducted by Vyapam, for selection of medical students and state government employees (including food inspectors, transport constables, police personnel, school teachers, dairy supply officers and forest guards). The exams were taken by around 3.2 million students.
A case was filed in the Madhya Pradesh court since many years and today the court made a strong observation against the Congress leaders for submitting fake evidence. The court pronounced the order while hearing a petition on Vyapam scam in which the petitioner has accused Digvijay Singh and others of producing forged evidences before the High Court and Supreme Court. The petitioner has also accused the Congressmen of trying to “mislead and manipulate” the investigation being carried out by STF, SIT and CBI.
“Hearing our pleas and going through the evidence, the court was of the view that it was a cognizable offence and ordered an FIR against the Congress leaders and whistleblower Prashant Pandey under Sections 464, 468, 470, 471, 474 and 120 B of IPC,” reported News18.
Sharma, alleged in his petition that Congress leaders in connivance with the whistleblower had presented forged and fabricated electronic evidences in the courts in order to change the direction of the Vyapam probe.
The case boomeranged after Digvijay Singh submitted a hard disk and 27,000 pages of documents in connection with the Vyapam scam, claiming that the original hard disk was submitted in the court for the first time. Singh had also accused the police and the government officials of tampering with the hard disk and documents which was seized in 2013.
Just ahead of elections, this FIR has come as a massive blow to Congress which was projecting itself as saint in the Vyapam scam issue. Rahul Gandhi will now have to answer the people of the MP as to why did his party leaders submit fake documents to the court before he questions others on corruption without proof.