SC dismisses CBI worries, tells it to take over all Vyapam cases

SC dismisses CBI worries, tells it to take over all Vyapam cases

SC dismisses CBI worries, tells it  to take over all Vyapam cases

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday told the CBI to take over all cases relating to the Vyapam scam irrespective of the stage of proceedings in those matters, brushing aside its “predicament” over manpower shortage in terms of total 1,237 pending FIRs with it.

A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice H L Dattu directed Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar to inform within three weeks on appointment of all 48 prosecutors in 24 courts where the cases relating to the scam were pending.

The court also directed the CBI to file status report on its investigations on October 9, the next date of hearing, in an indication that the SC would now monitor the scam cases.
It also asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to file a status report about the filling up of posts in the premier investigating agency.

 Appearing for the CBI, Kumar expressed apprehensions on taking over those cases which were at trial stage as the agency could not replace the investigating officers belonging to MP police.

He submitted that the task was complicated as the Madhya Pradesh special task force (STF) may not cooperate in such cases. The bench told Kumar, “Whether it is simple, complicated, complex, super-complex, we don’t know, but you will take over.”

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