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Vyapam: CBI will likely file its status report in Supreme Court

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 July 2015, 11:23 IST

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to file its status report on 31 July in connection with the multi-crore Vyapam scam in the Supreme Court. The apex court had decided yesterday to take on the matter on 31 July.

The issue

  • On 30 July, the CBI told the Supreme Court that it needed six to eight weeks to take over all the cases that fall under the Vyapam scam. It asked the SC to direct the Madhya Pradesh government to furnish them with at least 307 police officials of different ranks to assist in the investigation.

CBI's plea

  • The CBI filed an affidavit in the apex court, claiming that it does not have sufficient manpower to handle the case. It asked the SC to direct the Madhya Pradesh government to spare 6 IPS officers, 20 additional SPs, and 40 inspectors to assist the CBI in the probe.
  • The affidavit was filed in compliance with a SC order that asked the CBI to give a timeframe by which it will take over the entire investigation into the scam.
  • The CBI also stated that 25 public prosecutors are needed to handle the cases in court. It assured the court that they will be appointed within six weeks.

The apex court's question

  • The apex court has asked the CBI: "We want to know by what time you (CBI) will take over the investigation which is in the hands of SIT/STF of Madhya Pradesh and we have to take a decision that should we monitor or ask somebody else to monitor and what aspect is needed to be monitored."
First published: 31 July 2015, 11:23 IST
 
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