SC Tells CBI To Submit SFL Report On Vyapam Scam Before Court By Oct [Read Application]
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the CBI to furnish the SFL report prepared by Hyderabad Laboratory in connection to the electronic evidence in Vyapam scam before the special court by October.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar disposed of a petition filed by whistleblower Prashant Pandey alleging that electronic evidence, including the excelsheet, was tampered with by then investigating agency (Indore police) as the evidence contained the name of high-profiled persons, including the present Chief Minister and some of his family members.
Appearing for petitioner, senior advocate KTS Tulsi argued that presently the CBI has taken over the Vyapam cases pursuant to the apex court order in July 2015, but the chargesheet was filed by the previous agency and the electronic evidence submitted to court was tampered one.
The CBI, instead of filing the original evidence seized from the possession of accused to court, rely on the tampered one.
The CFSL report from Gandhi Nagar is still part of evidence before special court which has no credibility.
Referring to the apex court’s December last year order, he sought the bench to direct the CBI to place the fresh SFL report over the disputed electronic evidence prepared by the Hyderabad lab before the trial court.
The fresh report was prepared following a Delhi High Court order while hearing Pandey’s petition seeking protection to his life here. The lab report is not yet made public.
In the application, filed through advocate Vaibhav Srivastav, Pandey said the incriminating material submitted by the petitioner before the High Court of Delhi with Truth Lab Bangalore report, which clearly shows the complicity of the Chief Minister of MP in Vyapam scam, has been conveniently undermined by the CBI.
The High Court of Delhi has provided protection to Pandey against the state agencies of Madhya Pradesh on account of threat to the life of Pandey.
The large-scale admission and recruitment scam that occurred during 2008-2012 in Madhya Pradesh came to limelight in 2013. It made headlines as there were more than 40 unnatural deaths of people involved in it.
Initially, the scam was probed by Indore police, later the same was taken over by Special Task Force, and in July 2015, the apex court transferred the investigation to the CBI.
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