A Bhopal court on Friday issued arrest warrant against previous chief minister and general secretary of Indian National Congress (INC) Digvijaya Singh in connection with claimed deceitful recruitments in the state assembly.
The court of extra locale judge Kashi Nath Singh issued the arrest warrant against Digvijaya under Section 420 (extortion), and different segments of Indian Penal Code alongside the Prevention of Corruption Act after police submitted supplementary charge-sheet against eight accused, including the Congress leader.
Counsel for Digvijaya Singh advocate Ajay Gupta asked for the court to grant time as Singh couldn't be present.
The court rejected the plea of the Singh's counsel and requested to issue arrest warrant against Singh.
Pummeling the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for filing a case against him where there is no charge of corruption, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is set to surrender in front of the local court today.
Affirming that JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was intentionally being targeted, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday said that even freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak were arrested under sedition charge amid the British rule.
He promote said that before RSS and BJP offered certificates to people of being Hindus. Presently, they need to give certificate of patriotism too. These are the people who didn't join in the autonomy struggle and considered helping the British government as patriotism. These people are teaching us new meaning of patriotism in independent India.
He asserted that keeping in mind the end goal to conceal its inadequacies and disappointments, the Narendra Modi government has raked up the JNU issue and touched off a debate of patriotism and sedition.
The senior Congress leader said that Kanhaiya Kumar is being targeted intentionally and asserted that examiners don't have any proof to demonstrate that he raised hostile to national slogans.
Requested that remark over HRD Minister Smriti Irani's address in Parliament on February 24, Singh asserted that she was enthused about joining the Congress only 15 days in front of turning into a BJP part.
Singh is accused to have a connection in the asserted recruitment scam at the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Secretariat in Bhopal somewhere around 1993 and 2003 amid his residency as chief minister.
In February a year ago, the Jahangirabad police had registered a case against Singh, previous Speaker Sriniwas Tiwari and others for charged forgery, trick, deceiving, and misuse of office and additionally offenses under the Prevention of Corruption Act following a complaint filed by the Assembly Secretariat about irregularities in recruitment somewhere around 1993 and 2003.
A sum of 24 people are accused in the case.