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MP HC orders CBI inquiry against Digvijay Singh in mall scam

Indore, Oct 20 (): The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the CBI to conduct an investigation in the alleged Treasure Island scam case against Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, and also asked the agency to submit the report within a period of six months.

The bench headed by Justices P K Jaisawal and Moolchand Garg issued the order to probe against the former chief minister and Congress leader Mr Digvijay Singh, said advocate Dr Manohar Dalal, counsel who appeared  on behalf of the petitioner.

Earlier, Mr Garg,the petitioner had lodged a complaint against Digvijay Singh in the year 2009 with the state Economic Offences Wing (EOW) levelling charges of corruption following which an FIR was filed by the EOW against the developer who raised the building structure of Treasure Island mall on the MG road combined with the Madhya Pradesh Housing Board in 2002.

According to the petitioner, the mall had been constructed on a residential plot occupying an area of one lakh square feet, with excessive allowance from the Madhya Pradesh government. The Economic Offence Wing carried out their investigation process against a total of twelve accused including the Congress General Secretary in connection with the case.

However, the EOW after some days dropped the case against Digvijay Singh by saying that there was no proper evidence found against Mr Singh. Following the High Court order when Manoj Singh superintendent of police, EOW was contacted he refused to comment on the issue and said that they had not yet been informed about the judgment.

Expressing dissatisfaction on the EOW inquiry, Garg moved the high court seeking a CBI inquiry into the case. While talking about the direction of the high court asking the CBI to probe the case, Singh said that it is a good decision taken by the high court.” If I was found guilty then there is nothing wrong to punish me,” said the Congress leader Digvijay Singh.