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The file of departmental action against the police officers accused in the illegal transaction case in the Lok Sabha elections has been stuck in the Chief Minister’s Office for a month. Due to this, the Home Department has not been able to issue charge sheets to these officers.
- On 10 January, the Home Department sent the CBDT report to the Secretariat seeking permission to take further action.
- The Central Government had on January 8 allowed disciplinary action against the three IPS officers.
The file of departmental action against the police officers accused in illegal transactions in Lok Sabha elections has been stuck in the Chief Minister’s Office for a month. For this reason, the Home Department is unable to issue the charge sheet to the accused officer but 3 IPS officers Sushobhan Banerjee, V. Madhukumar and Sanjay Mane and State Police Service officer Arun Kumar Mishra. On 10 January, the Home Department sent a proposal to the CM Secretariat for permission to take further action along with the CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) report. Ministry sources said that on 8 January, the central government had given permission to the state government to take disciplinary action against the three IPS officers in this case. But even after a month, departmental investigation of these officers has not started.
Earlier, the Election Commission had directed the government to take action on the CBDT report. On this, the government had asked the Economic Offenses Bureau (EOW) to register an FIR. The EOW had filed an FIR on 2 January.
Ministry sources say that the Home Department has made full preparations to call the four accused officers by filing a reply. Now only Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan is waiting to get the green signal.
Here, the accused officers have also written a letter to the government in their defense saying that the government does not have the right to take action on the basis of the appraisal report of income tax, because criminal case cannot be registered on the basis of the appraisal report. It also cited Supreme Court orders.
64 MLAs named in the report, 13 included in BJP
The EODB has lodged an FIR in the Lok Sabha regarding illegal money transactions, but did not take further action. It is learned that EOW is testing the CBDT report.
Explain that the names of 64 MLAs, including the minister of the then Kamal Nath government, are mentioned in this report. 13 of these MLAs have joined BJP before the report. 8 out of 13 BJP MLAs (two of whom are Pradyuman Singh Tomar and Rajyavardhan Singh Dattigaon ministers) are Scindia supporters.