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CBI to SC: Probe into pen drive submitted by Vyapam whistleblower incomplete

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 August 2016, 16:05 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating the Vyapam scam on direction of the Supreme Court, on 29 August informed the apex court that the probe into the pen drive submitted by whistleblower Prashant Pandey in connection with the scam was incomplete.

The hearing in the matter has been adjourned for six weeks. Pandey had filed the case regarding the 'hard disk' and 'pen drive', two crucial pieces of evidence in the Vyapam scam.

He claimed that the hard disk, which was presented in the court, was original while the then investigating agency STF claimed it be fake.

The CBI team investigating Vyapam scam had on 20 August received the much-awaited forensic report on hard disks and pen drives, which hold the key to busting the multi-layered scam.

Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CIFSL), Hyderabad, had handed over the report to the CBI.

Pandey and former chief minister Digvijaya Singh had submitted in court that the hard disk was tampered to save influential people.

Madhya Pradesh's Special Task Force (STF), which probed Vyapam scam before the case was entrusted to the CBI, had earlier tried to convince the apex court that petitioners were relying on a forged and tampered hard disk and excel sheet which the court could send to any forensic lab for fresh examination.

-With inputs from ANI

First published: 29 August 2016, 16:05 IST