MP Lokayukta gets more time to file charges in land scam

Indore, Feb 21 (PTI) A special court today grantedthree more months to Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta (anti-corruptionombudsman) to file a chargesheet in the multi-crore Sugni Deviland scam.

Special Judge S K Raghuvanshi asked the Lokayukta tosubmit the challan (chargesheet) on May 19 after the agencysought more time to record the statement of 15 witnesses.

Opposing the Lokayukta''s plea, the petitioner,Congress leader Suresh Seth, said the investigating agency wasintentionally delaying the case because Madhya PradeshIndustries Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya was allegedly linkedto the scam.

In his petition, Seth has alleged that the three acresof government land for Sugni Devi College at Pardeshipura wasacquired in violation of norms.

Seth has levelled serious allegations againstVijaywargiya and his close associate, BJP MLA Ramesh Mandola.

Lokayukta has already registered criminal casesagainst 17 people after initial investigations.

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