Congress workers led by state party president Arun Yadav and Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare staged a protest at Jawahar Bhawan here on Tuesday demanding that Chouhan should step down. The protestors alleged involvement of the ‘high and mighty’ in the scam. (JPN/Agencies)
Terming it as a major scam, Congress workers demanded a CBI probe into the controversial episode, which is being probed by the state police’s Special Task Force (STF).
The Congress workers, who also staged a road blockade near the Roshanpura Square here, were taken into custody following a minor scuffle between them and the police. The workers also staged a sit-in protest at the premises of Central Jail after they were released by the police.
Former union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia had earlier on Sunday said that Chouhan should quit on moral grounds.
Earlier this month, over 100 students who allegedly cleared the Pre-Medical Test (PMT) through unfair means were arrested by the Special Task Force from different districts of Madhya Pradesh in connection with the scam.
The PMT was conducted by MPPEB whose top officials were already arrested by STF since the scam surfaced in 2013.
The STF had earlier arrested former state technical education minister and BJP leader Laxmikant Sharma on June 15 for his alleged involvement in the contractual teachers recruitment scam. The contractual teachers examination was also conducted by the MPPEB.
The arrests were carried out after the Madhya Pradesh High Court, which is monitoring the scam, directed the STF to submit a status report in the matter on June 30.
The report was submitted in-camera by top STF officials before a division bench of Chief Justice AM Khanvilkar and Justice Alok Aaradhe on Monday.
The STF informed the court about the arrest of Sharma in connection with the scam and a reward it has announced against those who are absconding. The court had fixed the matter for hearing on July 18.
Congress workers led by state party president Arun Yadav and Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare staged a protest at Jawahar Bhawan here on Tuesday demanding that Chouhan should step down. The protestors alleged involvement of the ‘high and mighty’ in the scam.