Gwalior: Senior Gwalior Congress leader and former minister Bhagwan Singh Yadav has been sentenced to 3 years in a corruption case. The special court of MP MLA has found 6 accused including former minister Bhagwan Singh guilty. Two accused have been acquitted.
It was told that the order for stationery supply has been given to Women’s Multipurpose Co-operative Society Maryadit Gadhrauli without calling for quotations. The complaint was made in 2004. After a long investigation, in 2009, the EOW registered an FIR against 9 people including former minister Bhagwan Singh.
Government advocate Dharmendra Sharma said that on October 27, 1998, the work of purchasing the stationery of the bank was given to the Multipurpose Co-operative Society Maryadit Gadrauli. The then bank employee Satish Sharma had complained in the EOD that the institution had been given permission to supply stationery in a fraudulent manner. For this, the bank did not invite tender, etc.
The special thing is that this organization was not authorized to supply stationery. Mukesh Mathur and Rajni Mulay, accused in the scam, have been acquitted for lack of evidence. Whereas, the then President of District Cooperative Bank Bhagwan Singh Yadav, the then District Manager DK Jain has been punished with 3 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 30,000.
The then storekeepers Ishan Chandra Awasthi, Gajendra Srivastava, president of Women’s Multipurpose Cooperative Society Sheela Gurjar, and Sanjeev Shukla have been sentenced to 4 years. Whereas, four accused have been sent to jail.