A day after his arrest in connection with the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, the state’s former higher and technical education minister Laxmikant Sharma was today sent to remand in Special Task Force’s (STF) custody for four days till Friday.
STF presented Sharma before Judicial Magistrate Abhilasha Mawar’s court and requested for his remand till June 23. However, the court sent him to remand till June 20.
Mr Sharma was arrested in connection with irregularities in Contract Teachers Grade-I Examination and Contract Teachers Grade-II Examination. He was earlier interrogated in connection these irregularities prior to the Lok Sabha elections.
Petitions concerning the MPPEB scam are being heard in the state’s High Court.
Talking to reporters here today, Leader of the Opposition in state Assembly Satyadeo Katare alleged that the STF was not laying its hands on real culprits. He said that the STF was functioning under the state government and impartial investigation could not be expected.
He demanded that the whole matter should be inquired under the Special Investigation Committee constituted under the Supreme Court. He demanded that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had no right to remain in his post under present circumstances.