Election commission directive on candidates declaring their assets and criminal cases pending against them was result of a PIL filed by some IIM Ahmedabad Professors. One of them is teaching us now a days and I asked him that what if government of day decides to take back the cases which have been filed against its own party men. This will defeat the reform and my hunch comes true today when government in MP took back cases against its notoriously corrupt minister Anoop Mishra
In a pre-poll relief, the Madhya Pradesh Government has withdrawn criminal cases against Water Resources Minister Anoop Mishra. Another Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Gird Vijendra Tiwari has been acquitted in one criminal case, while other case is still pending against him with the court.
It may be recalled that an illegal construction in Sarafa was being dismantled on the orders of the court nearly four years ago. The anti-encroachment squad led by the then MCG Commissioner, Nikunj Shrivastava reached at the Laddowala complex and started razing the illegal construction.
As the information about the demolition reached to Water Resources Minister Anoop Mishra, he visited the spot and obstructed the action of the municipal officials. The Municipal Corporation Commissioner got a criminal case registered against Mishra with Kotwali police. Warrant was also issued against the Minister for his arrest.
The Kotwali police has preserved the copy of the order with it. A special branch of the police is keeping an account of crimes of the candidates contesting election in the Assembly. Records of all the political leaders are being updated and has been sent to Bhopal. Station in-charge of Kotwali PK Sarswat said that a case was registered against Anoop Mishra. We have received a letter from the Government of withdrawing the case against Mishra just five days before the issuance of arrest warrant. So, in this case, the question of implementing the warrant does not arise, said the officer averred.