FIR against Digvijay Singh, seven others

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Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) An FIR has been registered against eight people, including former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh, former minister Chandra Prabhash Shekhar and a retired IAS officer, by the state's Economic Offences Wing on the directions of a Dewas court.

Police sources confirmed that a case had been registered against eight people, including Mr Singh.

Dewas Special Judge Karuna S Trivedi has underlined the need for a high-level inquiry into a land-related argument on the complaint of Mr Mahesh Garg.

She has directed the Director General (EOW) to investigate the matter and submit a report by February 22.

Mr Garg had lodged a complaint alleging that Mr Singh had helped a private firm to earn profit to the tune of lakhs of rupees.

He made Mr Singh, Mr Shekhar, who was Housing Board Chairman, retired IAS U K Samal, Shivom Estate, Subhash Gupta, two EOW officers Narendra Tiwari and R S Bisen and retired official liquidator S R V V Satyanarayan as accused.

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