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Digvijaya Singh Granted Bail In Madhya Pradesh Assembly Recruitment Scam

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 22: Congress General Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijay Singh addressing a press conference after the completion of one year of Modi Government at AICC on May 22, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Targetting the one-year rule of Modi government, Congress General Secretary said that while the Prime Minister is busy 'beating drums' and 'playing violin' from Japan to Monglia, a grave agrarian crisis of unprecedented scale plagues the farm sector. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BHOPAL -- Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was on Saturday granted bail by a local court here in connection with the Madhya Pradesh recruitment scam.

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.

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