The CBI which had filed a chargesheet in the Vyapam scam case and it has given a clean chit to MP CM Shivraj Chouhan since nothing suspicious has been found in the hard disk which has been seized. This comes almost two years after Congress leader Digvijay Singh had alleged that the hard disk seized in the case was tampered to remove CM’s name. CBI yesterday said that there is “no grain of truth in the allegation’’. The findings of the CBI will come as a major relief for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who will be facing assembly elections next year.
Mahindra, then principal systems analyst in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (also known as Vyapam), is alleged to have listed the names of influential persons linked to the case, on his computer in ‘Excel’ files. On July 18, 2013, the Indore police seized his computer and hard disk. The agency in its charge sheet filed before a special CBI court said that the forensic analysis of the hard disc drives seized from Nitin Mohindra, an official at Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, by the Madhya Pradesh Police has shown that no files having letters “CM” were stored in them.
The charge sheet filed by the CBI in connection with Pre Medical test for 2013 has listed 490 accused which includes three Vyapam officials – Nitin Mohindra, Ajay Kumar Sen and C K Mishra.
Meanwhile, a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) gave a clean chit to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Vyapam scam, the Congress on Wednesday said that the probe agency is working under political pressure.
Speaking to ANI, Congress leader K.K. Mishra said that CBI is a probe agency and not a court to give clean chit to the Chief Minister.
“CBI is a probe agency which works as per the directives of Supreme Court. CBI is no one to give clean chit to chief minister. The trial court will decide this. Chief Minister has himself accepted that Vyapam scam is a blot on his face. The CBI has tried to mislead the Supreme Court by presenting a false report under political pressure. This is disrespect to the apex court. The report is to defend the chief minister,” he said.
Congress leader Pankaj Chaturvedi said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to protect Shivraj Singh.
“The BJP is trying to shield their Chief Minister. The court will decide whether to give clean chit or not.I feel pity for them. CBI is not a court and its statement is the not the final statement,” he added.