New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Sep 22: Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti, whose name is being dragged in the famous Vyapam Scam, is a disturbed lot today and has expressed her restlessness in multiple tweets. She says that though she was the first one to call this a disgusting scam and had suggested a CBI inquiry into the case.
Earlier senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had moved a court and filed a complaint against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Uma Bharti, and few police officers for allegedly tampering electronic evidence related with the Vyapam scam.The plea consisting of a 27,000-page annexure was filed before Judge Suresh Singh of the special court in Bhopal seeking prosecution of Chouhan and Bharti.In the plea, Singh has alleged that hard disk obtained from computer of Nitin Mohindra- one of the key accused in the scam has been tampered by few Indore police officials including the then Inspector General Vipin Maheshwari and Superintendent of Police of Crime Branch, Indore Dilip Soni to save Chouhan and other prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in the case.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibbal also mentioned that a hard disk was found which had the name of all those who were recommending names in the Vypam recruitment. In the list the name of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti was also mentioned. The hard disk was seized by the Indore Police and then taken to Prashant Pandey as the police knew that he alone could open it. The moment Prashant attached the hard disk to his computer all the data was transferred to his computer which the police forgot to delete CM's name and thus came a new twist in the case. The Congress leader has also alleged that the Special Task Force (STF), which probed the case earlier and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ignored strong evidence against Chouhan, Bharti and other BJP leaders. Bharti served as the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.The hearing regarding Singh's plea is posted for September 22.The admission and recruitment scam that was unearthed in 2013 pertains to alleged irregularities in the PMT-2013 examination conducted by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known as "Vyapam"(Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal)The Vyapam scam is one of the biggest scams of the recent times where a big irregularity was discovered in the admission and recruitment fraudulent scheme, beginning in 1995, involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). The scam became bigger when major witnesses associated with the case started dying and missing under mysterious circumstances.