Vyapam case now with CBI, no word on SC monitored probe

Supreme court transfers investigation into Madhya Pradesh's examination and recruitment scam and the mystery deaths to CBI

GN Staff | July 9, 2015


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Finally, the demand of the opposition parties on CBI probe has been met. But there is no order yet on their demand for supreme court-monitored probe.

The supreme court has transferred the investigation into Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh's examination and recruitment scam and the mystery deaths related to the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The probe by the agency CBI will begin from Monday.

The court heard a batch of petitions calling for a court-monitored CBI probe into the exam-rigging scandal involving imposters and forged answer sheets to dupe MP professional examination board authorities. The court sought a response of the CBI in the case by July 24.

The probe into one of India's biggest corruption scandals has gotten murkier with at least 40 witnesses and accused dying in the past three years as whistleblowers allege a deliberate ploy to eliminate evidence and shield top ministers and bureaucrats.

An apex court bench headed by chief justice HL Dattu handed over the probe on Thursday to the CBI after attorney general Mukul Rohatgi informed the court he had instructions by the Madhya Pradesh government on handing over the probe to the agency. The Vyapam scam came to light in 2013.

After coming under heavy criticism, the Madhya Pradesh government wrote to the high court on Tuesday to let the CBI probe the scam currently being investigated by a special team and monitored by the high court. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged the SC on Wednesday to order a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam as the high court refused to pass any order. His call for a CBI investigation came as the supreme court agreed to hear a group of petitions asking for the CBI to be entrusted with the probe.

The high court's stance did not go well with the apex court judges. The supreme court judges today expressed their displeasure with the Madhya Pradesh high court. "Instead of taking a decision, the Madhya Pradesh high court washed its hands off (the case) and put the ball in our court," the court said.

The supreme court also issued a notice on a plea challenging the quashing of an FIR against state governor Ram Naresh Yadav for his alleged involvement in the scam on the grounds that he enjoyed immunity of his constitutional office.

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