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MP dumper scam case: HC reserves judgment

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 - 12:06am IST | Place: Jabalpur | Agency: PTI
The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday reserved its judgment on the closure report filed by the state lokayukta in the dumper scam allegedly involving chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife.

The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday reserved its judgment on the closure report filed by the state lokayukta in the dumper scam allegedly involving chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife.

After hearing the arguments on a petition filed by Congress worker Mahesh Sahu challenging the closure report given by the lokayukta in the case, the division bench of Justice Ajit Singh and Justice Sanjay Yadav reserved their judgment.

The lokayukta had submitted the closure report in 2010 and it was accepted by the lower court on August 1, 2011.

Later, Sahu challenged the report in the high court following which the court reserved its judgment on the petition after a long argument.

The petitioner had alleged that in order to benefit Chouhan and his wife Sadhna, JP Associates purchased dumpers in the name of Chouhan's wife and deployed them in the services of their own company on rental basis.

Sahu alleged that the company had paid the margin money for financing dumpers and the Chouhan couple had furnished wrong affidavits and addresses in the papers.

Sahu had earlier filed the petition in the special court and as per court directives, a case was registered by the lokayukta against the Chouhan couple and others, including JP's director Sunny Gour, the then mining secretary and RTO Rewa, among others in 2007.

After probing the case for nearly three years, the lokayukta filed a closure report in the lower court, which was accepted by the court in 2011, following which the petitioner challenged it in the high court.


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