Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court has given directions to the state government to file a detailed and comprehensive affidavit regarding evidences collected against Sudhir Sharma for his alleged involvement in constable recruitment scam.
The directions were given on a petition filed by Sudhir Sharma to quash the FIR.
Additional advocate general Manoj Dwivedi said that bench of Justice PK Jaiswal has directed to file the affidavit about the evidences to the fact that all names are implicated in the alleged offence.
The court has directed that the affidavit should be filed by the investigating officer and an officer to the level of additional director general within a week.
Dwivedi said that Sudhir Sharma in his petition had claimed that there was no evidence against him and the FIR should be quashed. Since it was during interrogation of the accused Pankaj Trivedi and Nitin Mahindra we had come to know about involvement of Sharma in the scam.
“In reply to this we had submitted the case diary and other documents. We had argued that the case was filed on the statement given by Trivedi and Mahindra and requested to provide time to collect evidence against Sharma.” said Dwivedi.
“We had requested the court to permit us for investigation and the court has given us time for this,” said Dwivedi.
STF has claimed that the data retrieved from the hard disk of Mahindra had a list of few names and some amount was mentioned against the names. One of the names was of ‘Sudhir Sharma Minig Wale’ but the amount against his name was nil.
STF has accused Sharma of helping the candidates in constable recruitment examination to clear the examination by taking money. He has also been accused of playing a role in the appointment of former examination controller of MP Professional Examination Board Pankaj Trivedi.