Sudhir Sharma, a mining baron most wanted in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam turned himself in at Bhopal court on July 25 morning. He reached the court with his family members and a few ‘bouncers’ at 11.50am. On run since May, Sharma was given an ultimatum to present himself in court before July 28 by CJM Pankaj Singh Maheshwari during a last hearing on July 22.
Special Task Force (STF), which is investigating the scam, had moved application in the court to attach Sharma’s properties under the Special Act after he failed to appear on the previous deadline July 21. A cash award of Rs 5000 was also declared on any information leading to his arrest by the probe agency. However his lawyer Pratulya Shandilya appeared in the court on the said date and sought extension of deadline for surrender on certain grounds, which was granted.
MPPEB scam: Most wanted Sudhir Sharma surrenders in court