The Madhya Pradesh high court will likely hear on Wednesday the application moved by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan- led government, seeking transfer of investigation in the multi-crore MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) or the Vyapam scam, including the deaths allegedly linked to the scam from the Special Task Force to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Additional advocate general PK Kaurav said the state’s application for transfer of the multi-layered scam investigation to the CBI was likely to be heard on July 8.
The state government on Tuesday had moved an application before the high court seeking transfer of the investigation of Vyapam scam to the CBI, hours after the chief minister announced the decision of his government to request the high court to transfer investigation to the premier investigating agency of the country.
In its application the state government had said: “Recently the print and electronic media has very widely re por ted deaths of individuals, who are allegedly connected with the investigation conducted by the STF… This false propaganda tends to undermine the integrity of the investigating agency in public eye. And ultimately weakens the justice delivery system,” the application said.
In the application, the state reiterated its “faith in the fair and impartial probe by the STF under the supervision of SIT” that was being monitored by the high court.
“An order allowing the present application would help strengthen public confidence in the administration of justice,” the application said.
Earlier on Tuesday, dismissing chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s announcement of writing letter to high court urging CBI inquiry as a diversionary tactic, Congress demanded a CBI inquiry under Supreme Court monitoring. National general secretary of Congress and in-charge of MP, Mohan Prakash while talking to media said that Chouhan was trying to mislead the people with his actions vis-a-vis the scam.
“He (CM) should have written letter to the DoPT (Department of Personal and Training) and not the high court if he was serious in his demand urging CBI inquiry in to Vyapam scam,” he said.
The Congress leader also announced MP Bandh on July 16. He said that mass movement would be organised in the state and Congress would meet representatives of different communities like teachers, lawyers, students etc and try to mobilise them. ‘Gaon-Gaon Chalo GharGhar Chalo’ would be organised by Congress from July 12 to 15 across the state to mobilise people and tell them the reality of Vyapam and Shivraj’s role in the scam, he said.