Bhopal: Fresh troubles have erupted for the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who recently got a clean chit in the infamous dumper scam, as one Congress leader has filed a review petition in the High Court seeking CBI probe in the case.

Congress leader Ramesh Sahu filed the review petition in the Jabalpur High Court challenging the special court decision which absolved the Chief Minister and his wife Sadhna Singh of the charges in the wake of Lokayukta’s closure report in the case.
Sahu, who had brought the case to the state Lokayukta, rejected the report of the Police Commissioner, Lokayukta Organization, Bhopal alleging that since the organization is under the state government, the report is biased.
According to the petition, the Lokayukta Superintendant submitted the closure report before the special court in Bhopal on December 29, 2010 which gave a clean chit to the Chief Minister on August 1, 2011.

It may be noted that following the orders of the special court on November 15, 2007, the Bhopal Lokayukta police had filed an FIR against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, his wife Sadhna Singh, Sunny Gaur, Director of JP Associates and Secretary of the Food Department.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s wife Sadhna Singh had allegedly bought four dumpers for Rs 2 crore from JP Associates and later leased them to the same company. The JP Associates had also paid the margin amount to Sadhna. The allegation was that for registration of the dumpers, Sadhna named her husband as SR Singh in the affidavit, and also gave a false residential address.

In exchange of this, the company was provided prospecting licenses for many quarries while Sunny Gaur was appointed as a trustee of Bharat Bhavan and was offered several foreign trips.

The hearing on the petition is expected to be called this week in which Advocate Ajay Gupta will represent the petitioner.

JPN/Bureau