New Delhi: The order of Indore Bench of Madhya Pradesh (MP) High Court in the money laundering case has left Congress National General Secretary Digvijay Singh in an awkward position.

The MP High Court has ordered the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the state police to chargesheet the Congress stalwart and 11 others for allegedly favouring a real estate project in Indore.

However, in wake of Singh’s political stature, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials have preferred remaining mum over the issue. The allegations against Singh are that during his tenure as Chief Minister of MP, he allegedly flouted with norms and played a vital role in permitting the illegal construction of a shopping mall in Indore.

Interestingly, in the last two years ED has come down heavily on corrupt politicians and bureaucrats who have been involved in the money laundering scams. The prominent being, former Telecom Minister A Raja, Jharkhand’s ex-Chief Minister Madhu Koda, Haryana’s former Chief Minister Omprakash Chautala and Medical Council of India (MCI) chairperson Ketan Desai.

In Madhu Koda case, ED has already seized assets worth Rs 123 million.

According to a senior Enforcement Directorate (ED) official, “Under the Act to prevent money laundering, this is an ideally suited case to initiate action.” Reluctant to comment further, he stated that the issue would be taken up on coming Monday.

JPN/Bureau