Lokayukta accused of favouring MP CM

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Bhopal, Dec 7 (UNI) A lawyer who took to court the controversial dumper purchase issue, which has rocked Madhya Pradesh politics, today accused the Lokayukta Special Police Establishment of attempting to illegally benefit Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his family.

In a written complaint to the Establishment's Superintendent, Advocate Ramesh K Sahoo urged that his name be registered as that of the complainant in the first information report (FIR).

Mr Sahoo wrote that he had complained on October 29 but as no action was taken he complained to the Special Judge (Anti-Corruption) on November 13. Later, he learnt that his name was not registered as that of the complainant, which was in violation of the Indian Penal Code's Section 154.

In the letter, copies of which were sent to Governor Balram Jakhar and Lokayukta Ripusudan Dayal, Mr Sahoo urged that he be speedily accorded the status of complainant and not a mere witness in the case.

On December 4, the lawyer wrote to the Lokayukta urging seizing of related documents and monitoring of the investigation. He had pointed out that the Establishment's Deputy Superintendent P P Vanvanshi was named as the complainant in the FIR.

The Establishment registered the FIR following a local special court's directive for inquiry into purchase of four dumpers in the name of Mr Chouhan's wife Sadhana Singh. The vehicles were later hired out to Rewa's J P Cement factory.

UNI

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