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SC Hands Over Vyapam Probe to CBI, Sets July 14 to Begin Investigation

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered transfer of the Vyapam probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation in view of series of deaths reportedly related to the case.

Most of the witnesses in the Vyapam scam were found dead in mysterious circumstance raising hue and cry all over the country at what was termed as a major derailing move to thwart the investigation and bring the offenders to the threshold of justice.

The CBI will begin its probe from Monday, July 14.

To begin with a Madhya Pradesh constable died two months ago followed by the death of a doctor and a journalist associated with its probe, and about 40 people died since the probe began in 2013 into the scam that rocked the Madhya Pradesh government.

Teh apex court has also issued a notice to Centre, Madhya Pradesh governor and the state government on another plea seeking the removal of the governor Ram Naresh Yadav.

Handing over the probe to CBI, Supreme Court Chief Justice H.L. Dattu 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.”

Now that all Vyapam related cases have been transferred to the CBI, the Supreme Court will monitor its progress and set July 24 for the next hearing in the case.

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