MP Cong opens front against CM in dumpers' purchase case

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Bhopal, Dec 19 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Congress today alleged that eight relatives of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had also hired out their dumpers to Rewa-based Jaypee Cement factory.

Opposition Leader Jamuna Devi told a press conference here today that an application along with related evidence in this regard was submitted to the Lokayukt and the Superintendent of Police, Lokayukt Special Police Establishment.

She said the party was demanding inquiry into hiring out of dumpers belonging to the CM and his relatives to the Jaypee Cement and the vehicles being registered at regional transport office in Rewa.

The concerned documents should be sealed. Incomplete and half-baked information provided by Mr Chouhan and his relatives in this regard be probed.

State Congress General Secretary and Spokesperson Manak Agrawal and main complainant advocate Ramesh Sahu charged that state government sold more than 4,000 acre land to the Jaypee Cement factory for peanuts.

Ms Devi said the party has demanded the Lokayukt to include this matter into the earlier case involving the CM and his wife Sadhna Singh.

Alleging that Mr Chouhan was trying to influence the probe, she said he announced before media in Khargone that clean chit had been given to him by the Income Tax Department.

However, IT department officials had made it clear that no clean chit had been provided in the case.

Referring to the letter written by Mr Chouhan to her on August 16, she said the chief minister had promised to place details of his property before the state Assembly. However, no action has been taken towards this direction.

Mr Agrawal said a meeting of incharge appointed for dumpers' issue in all districts is being organised in the state capital on December 22. The meeting would discuss strategies to raise the issue in different parts of the state more vigorously.

In this matter, Lokayukt police have registered FIR against the CM following court directive and probe was underway.

UNI

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