CBI told to be quick in Vyapam scam

SC gives CBI time till July 31 to inform when it can take charge of the entire probe

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the CBI as to within how many days it will take over the entire records from the STF/SIT of the Madhya Pradesh government pertaining to the Vyapam scam and how long it will take to appoint lawyers to represent the CBI in the pending cases before the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

On July 20, a Bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu had allowed the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government to file chargesheets in the Vyapam admissions and recruitment scam till July 23 taking note of the fact that the judicial custody of 245 accused is coming to an end in the next few days and they will be granted default bail for not filing chargesheets. On Friday, it extended the order to enable the MP government to file chargesheets wherever necessary to ensure that default bail is not granted.

Senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for former MP CM Digvijay Singh, said that they had no objection in STF filing chargesheets, but the CBI should indicate the time frame for taking over the cases. While adjourning the hearing to July 31, the Bench made it clear that CBI should give the information on that day so that it could decide on monitoring of the case.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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