The Supreme Court of India gave six weeks time to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appoint prosecutors in connection with its ongoing probe into the multi-croreVyapam recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh. CBI was told to takeover all cases related to Vyapam scam within three weeks.The CBI lawyer submitted “at least five courts in Bhopal will be notified as special CBI courts. The CBI is planning to start 20 more such courts in other districts of the state”. A bench of the Apex Court comprising of Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justices Arun Kumar Mishra and Amitava Roy are hearing petitions about the Vyapam scam relating to the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) from July 9.
Supreme Court had transfered all cases related to Vyapam to CBI, three weeks ago. Last week, Supreme court had sought to know from the CBI when it would take to take over the investigation into the “Vyapam” scam ?On July 6th, the Supreme Court had agreed to hear the petitions related to the scam.Digvijay Singh and Kumar Vishwas are also petitioners in this case.It was only yesterday when CBI filed fresh FIR against 64 people allegedly involved in the scam. Live Law has covered the developments and it can be read here.Senior Counsel KapilSibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Indira Jaising and VivekTankhaare appearing for the Petitioners. Attorney General MukulRohatgi appeared for the Government had also favoured the CBI investigation in the matter
"Vyapam" (VyavsayikParikshaMandal), is a self-financed and autonomous body incorporated by the State government responsible for conducting several entrance tests in the state. These entrance exams are held for recruitment in government jobs and admissions in educational institutes of the state. The scam involved a collusion of undeserving candidates, who bribed politicians and MPPEB officials through middlemen, to get high ranks in these entrance tests.
Since the scame came to light, many number of people associated with the scam have died mysterious deaths. Recently, A trainee sub inspector, Anamika Kushwaha, reportedly committed suicide and an AajTak journalist Akshay Singh had suddenly died when he had gone to interview the family of another deceased. While hearing the petition on July 9th , The Chief Justice of India reportedly remarked that “We will not allow the number of deaths from 36 to 37 or 38. Not one more will die,”