HC directs EOW to file chargesheet by June 30

Indore: The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the State Economic and Offence Wing (EOW) to file a chargesheet by June 30 against former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh and 11 others in connection with the alleged irregularities committed in the construction of a shopping mall here.

A division bench comprising Justices Prakash Shrivastava and S K Seth yesterday gave the direction while hearing a petition filed by Mahesh Garg stating that the EOW was dilly-dallying in the Treasure Mall case, petitioner`s counsel Manohar Dalal said.

In his petition, Garg stated that though the EOW registered a case against Digvijay and 11 others in February 2009, it was dragging its feet in the probe.

Garg has lodged a complaint with the EOW alleging that gross irregularities have been committed in collusion with the state machinery to favour the Mall Directors unlawfully.

Following the complaint, the EOW registered a case against Digvijay, then State Housing and Environment Minister Choudhay Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi, former Madhya Pradesh Housing Board Chairman C Shekhar, Shopping Mall owner Manish Kalani and others in 2009.