The Madhya Pradesh high court on Monday summoned the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) posted at Bhopal to explain what steps it has taken to ensure early and effectively solve the multi-layered Vyapam scam cases. It asked the CBI director to appear before it on Wednesday.
The court’s direction came after advocate Sandeep Shukla appeared on behalf of the assistant solicitor general and sought adjournment of 51 bail applications of various accused persons listed for hearing.
Shukla submitted his senior (assistant solicitor general) has not received any instructions from the CBI about the course of action to be followed on the bail applications.
The counsels appearing for persons seeking bail including advocate Ghanshyam Pandey opposed the adjournment of hearing of bail application sought by the counsel appearing for the CBI.
A division bench of justice SS Kemkar and justice KK Trivedi said, “We are noticing that since last two weeks the bail applications are being adjourned from time to time on the request of counsel for CBI for want of instructions to him by the CBI.”
“Under the circumstances we have no option but to direct the CBI director presently posted at Bhopal, who is incharge of Vyapam scam cases, to remain personally present on next date of hearing,” the bench said.
Fifty one bail applications of the accused persons in the Vyapam cases were listed on Monday for hearing.
The Vyapam cases were recently transferred from the MP special task force (STF) to the CBI for investigation on directions of the apex court.