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After Jyotriaditya Scindia joins BJP, forgery case against him reopened

Scindia's close aide Pankaj Chaturvedi alleged that it was political vendetta.

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Jyotiraditya Scindia
Jyotiraditya Scindia. (PTI)

The Madhya Pradesh Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Thursday decided to verify facts afresh in a complaint against former Union minister and his family, where they are accused of falsifying a property document while selling land.

The development came after Scindia quit the and joined the on Wednesday. Twenty-two MLAs who belong to his camp also tendered their resignations, threatening the survival of the government in the state.

"Yes, an order has been given for re-verification of facts in the complaint filed by Surendra Shrivastava," an EOW official told PTI.

An EOW release said Shrivastava on Thursday filed a new complaint against Scindia and his family, alleging that by falsifying a registry document, they sold him a piece of land at Mahalgaon which was smaller by 6,000 sq feet than the original agreement in 2009.

He had lodged the complaint first on March 26, 2014. But it was investigated and closed in 2018, the EOW official said. "As he again petitioned us today, we will re-verify the facts," the officer said.

Scindia's close aide Pankaj Chaturvedi alleged that it was political vendetta.

"The case had been closed for want of evidence. Now for vengeance, it is being reopened. We have full faith in the Constitution and law. We will get justice and government a befitting reply," Chaturvedi said.

First Published: Thu, March 12 2020. 23:36 IST
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