New Delhi: Just hours after BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn-in as the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for a fourth term late last night, the state Economic Offences Wing (EoW) on Tuesday said that it had closed a forgery case against Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined the party earlier this month, and his family. Also Read - Politics of Revenge? Forgery Case Against Jyotiraditya Scindia Reopened
The case, which dates back to 2009, was reopened on March 12 by the erstwhile Congress government under Kamal Nath, a day after Scindia joined the BJP after resigning from the Congress on March 10.
It pertains to a plot of land in Gwalior sold by the Scindia family to the complainant. The man had lodged an initial complaint on March 26, 2014, accusing the Scindia family of falsifying a registry document and selling him a piece of land, which, he alleged was smaller by 6,000 square feet than what was mentioned in the original agreement in 2009.
The case was investigated by the EoW and closed in May 2018, just seven months before the Congress won the Assembly Election in the state and Kamal Nath became the Chief Minister. At the time of the original investigation being closed, Scindia was a Congress leader and the BJP, under Chouhan, was in power in the state.
According to reports, the complainant on March 12, filed a fresh complaint with the EoW, which, on re-investigating the case, closed it yet again. The re-investigation, according to reports, was closed on March 20, incidentally, the day Kamal Nath quit as Chief Minister.
Earlier this month, 22 pro-Scindia MLAs had resigned from the Congress, paving way for the BJP to return to power in the state.