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Will surrender before court tomorrow: Digvijay Singh

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Indore: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday, against whom an arrest warrant has been issued in the Madhya Pradesh recruitment scam, said that he would surrender before the court tomorrow and the state police can arrest him if they want to.

“The Madhya Pradesh police can arrest me if they want. I will surrender before the court tomorrow. I was about to go to Delhi but I have cancelled that also and now I will go to Bhopal,” Singh said.

“This is a 22-year-old scam and it is inevitable that the state government, who is already worried about the Vyapam scam, will target me. In those appointments there was an order by the Cabinet and not alone of mine,” he added.

An arrest warrant was issued against the Congress leader after he failed to appear in court for the hearing.

Singh is accused to have a connection in the alleged recruitment scam at the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Secretariat in Bhopal between 1993 and 2003 during his tenure as chief minister.

In February last year, the Jahangirabad police had registered a case against Singh, former Speaker Sriniwas Tiwari and others for alleged forgery, conspiracy, cheating, and misuse of office as well as offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act following a complaint filed by the Assembly Secretariat about irregularities in recruitment between 1993 and 2003.

A total of 24 people are accused in the case. (ANI)

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