NEW DELHI: Around 46 people associated directly or indirectly with the Vyapam scam have died under mysterious conditions. The Supreme Court on Thursday has transferred all cases related to the Vyapam case to the CBI and the matter of deaths of several people having association with it.
The CBI will commence its investigation from Monday on the same.
Headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, the apex court handed over the matter to the Central Bureau of Investigation after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the court that he has instructions by the Madhya Pradesh government on handing over the probe to the CBI.
The court in its order said, “The AG on instructions says that the state of Madhya Pradesh has no objection whatsoever for transferring investigation into criminal cases related to Vyapam scam to the CBI and also the cases related to the deaths of the persons...for fair and impartial investigation.”
On the other hand, the court has also issued a notice on a plea challenging the Madhya Pradesh High Court order quashing the FIR against state Governor Ram Naresh Yadav for his alleged involvement in forest guard recruitment scam on the grounds that he enjoyed immunity of the constitutional office he was occupying.