SC to hear plea seeking CBI probe into Vyapam scandal, deaths

Law minister Sadananda Gowda said that the prime minister need not answer on silly issues

GN Bureau | July 7, 2015


#vyapam   #Madhya Pradesh   #mp   #shivraj singh chouhan  


Under the shadow of demand for resignation of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and a supreme court-monitored CBI probe, the court will hear on Thursday a plea by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and three whistle-blowers into the Vyapam scam.

An apex court bench headed by chief justice HL Dattu on Tuesday said these petitions would be taken up on July 9 along with two others seeking removal of Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav so that he could be prosecuted for his alleged involvement in the scam.

Singh and the three whistle-blowers - Ashish Chaturvedi, Anand Rai and Prashant Pandey - while demanding for a SC-monitored CBI probe said they have no faith in the state Special Task Force on the scam.

The multi-crore scam became murkier on Monday with a mysterious third death linked to the scandal but the centre ruled out a CBI probe despite allegations of witnesses being deliberately eliminated.

At least 40 people including witnesses, accused and beneficiaries connected to the racket have been found dead since 2013, when the arrest of 20 people in Indore blew the lid off the massive scam that has seen over 2,000 arrests including top bureaucrats and middlemen.

Meanwhile, as the opposition continues to demand prime minister Narendra Modi's statement on the Vyapam scam, union law minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday said that the PM need not answer on silly issues.

While speaking to news agency Gowda said that concerned ministers and party president have answered on the Vyapam scam and asking for PM's reply on each silly issue in unfair.

Comments

 

Other News

Will Delhi see the highest ever turnout in the upcoming civic polls?

Historically, voter turnout for local elections has lagged behind state assembly elections and general elections.    For example, a recent report by Janaagraha shows that Surat recorded 40 percent voter turnout in local polls, 30 percent less than state elections

Women sensitized about their rights

 A group of women were sensitized about their rights at a workshop held in the national capital on Saturday. They were informed about the anti-harassment laws and legal provisions to safeguard women inside and outside their workplace.   The workshop – organ

AAP’s uncertain future, irony of being Advani, and an author seeks freedom of speech

The Narendra Modi- Arvind Kejriwal antagonism has always been about two different kinds of populism. While it may not play out in a municipal election, the fact remains that a Kejriwal chastened by Goa and Punjab faces a mid-term test in the municipal elections. For a politician harbouring intentions of

Petro-products home delivery isn’t a new idea

A plan to home-deliver petroleum products may look like an out-of-the-box idea, but it is not exactly a new one. Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted: “Options being explored where petro products may be door delivered to consumers on pre booking. This would help consumers avoi

Freedom of speech is an index of maturity of a society: Author Githa Hariharan

How do you view the state of contemporary Indian literature? Our cultural spaces are in a bad state – and this affects the writing, publishing and reading of literature. Over the last few years, we have seen far too many cases of the self-appointed thought police intim

A recurrent script plays out again in Odisha

On February 28, 2017, Khainu (Hadu) Bagarti, a farmer from Bargarh district of Odisha, died at the Burla government hospital. Burdened by crop failure and debt, he had consumed pesticide. This was spoken of as the state’s first farmer suicide of the year, as if it were a distinction. But the



Video

फिर एकजुट होगा एआईएडीएमके

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter