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Vyapam scam: Clean chit to me was obvious, says Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Giving a clean chit to Chouhan, the CBI on Tuesday rejected Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s allegations that the hard disk seized in connection with this case was tampered with.

Reported by: India TV Politics Desk, Bhopal [ Updated: November 01, 2017 16:34 IST ]
 Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh ChouhanPhoto:PTI

Reacting to the CBI’s move of not mentioning his name in Vyapam case while filing chargesheets against 490 accused persons in this scam, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that the clean chit to him was obvious.

"I was clean so a clean chit to me was obvious," Shivraj Singh Chouhan told media persons. 

Giving a clean chit to Chouhan, the CBI on Tuesday rejected Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s allegations that the hard disk seized in connection with this case was tampered with and the reference of ‘CM’ was replaced. 

Indirectly blasting Digvijay Singh for making accusations against him, Chouhan said that people working in public life should not level false allegations against an opponent just for the sake of defaming him. 

"The opposition has a right to level allegations but those allegations must be based on facts," he added. 

Terming Digvijay Singh’s allegations as wrong, the  CBI cited CFSL report to point out that there was no proof of tampering with the data of the seized hard disk.

 
In February 2015, Digvijay Singh had claimed that he was in possession of a pen drive that purportedly contained the telephone number of Chouhan and his wife and alleged exchange of messages between the couple and some of the Vyapam scam accused.

Singh had alleged that Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s wife was among the beneficiaries of the scam. 

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