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Vyapam Scam: Supreme Court allows SIT to file chargesheets

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 July 2015, 17:10 IST
The Supreme Court on 20 July allowed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and Special Task Force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh (MP) to file chargesheets in Vyapam scam cases till the matters are transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Why the apex court has given this order?

  • The CBI on 16 July had approached the apex court, appealing that the state investigating agencies should be allowed to file the chargesheets in the cases in which the probe is complete. The CBI had stated that transferring 185 Vyapam cases from SIT will take time so the state agencies should be allowed to file chargesheets.
  • The other reason which the CBI had stated was that the accused will get statutory bail on account of default of non-filing of chargesheets within stipulated time period.
  • Senior advocate Kapil Sibbal, who was appearing for Congress leader Digvijaya Singh sought time to file reply to the plea of the CBI after which a three-judge bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justices Arun Kumar Mishra and Amitava Roy have fixed 24 July for further hearing of the CBI application.



First published: 20 July 2015, 17:10 IST
 
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