Live: SC transfers all Vyapam scam cases to CBI, decision on apex court monitoring likely on July 24

New Delhi(Indilens News Team): The Supreme Court of India transfers all Vyapam scam cases to CBI, decision on apex court monitoring likely on July 24.

12:52 pm: “Opposition who leveled baseless allegations will now get answer,” says BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain.
12:50 pm: “It is a good decision by the SC, we including CM Chouhan also wanted CBI probe,” says MP minister Uma Shankar Gupta.
12:45 pm: “The message from the SC is clear. CM Shivraj Chauhan must step down for a proper investigation,” says Congress leader Tom Vadakkan.
12:42 pm: “I am now confident that justice will be done in the case,” says whistleblower Ashish Chaturvedi
12:40 pm: “It will only help if there’s a Supreme Court monitored probe not if the CBI investigates this on its own. Government both at the Centre and the state is ruled by the BJP,” Petitioner Anand Rai said.
12:38 pm: “SC has as early as November 2014 had expressed satisfaction over the way STF probe was on. But post the death of Akshay Singh, it was felt that the probe be transferred to CBI. The request was made by Shivraj Singh Chouhan also,” BJP leader Sambit Patra said.
12:35 pm: Now Shivraj Chouhan is left with no moral authority to continue as CM, says AAP leader Ashish Khetan on SC order.
12:30 pm: National spokesperson of the BJP leader GVL Narsimha says that MP CM had requested for CBI probe. “We welcome the SC order,” he said. “The Supreme Court has ordered that all the Vyapam cases should be probed by CBI. The state government had also requested for the same. We hope that the investigation will be taken up and the facts will come before all,” he added.
12:25 pm:”SC to hear the petitions of the whistleblowers separately,” says petitioner Anand Rai.
12:20 pm: Home Secretary currently meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh. There are strong possibilities of MP Governor Yadav to be replaced after the SC notice.
12:15 pm: SC transfers all Vyapam cases to CBI after Attorney General tells court that the agency can probe the case. The next date of hearing in Supreme Court is July 24.
12:08 pm: SC issues notice to CBI and others on petition demanding CBI inquiry in Vyapam Scam. The notice is returnable in 2 weeks.
12:07 pm:AG appearing for MP government says that the government is open for a CBI probe into Vyapam.
12:05 pm: SC slams Madhya Pradesh HC, says it is washing its hands off the Vyapam scam as it could have ordered a CBI probe.
11:59 am: Supreme Court hearing the matter related to CBI and SC monitored probe in Vyapam Scam
11:57 am: SC issues notice to Central government and others on petition demanding removal of MP Governor. The notice is returnable in 4 weeks. SC has issued a notice to MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav also. The allegation against Yadav is that he is named an FIR in Vyapam and is accused of recommending names of 5 candidates to be appointed as forest guards.
11:49 am: “Madhya Pradesh HC was not right in quashing FIR against Governor as Vyapam CEO had recorded statement against Governor for his role in Vyapam scam,” Kapil Sibal says in SC.
11:49 am: Congress leader and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal arguing for petition demanding MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s removal. “MP HC was not right in quashing the FIR against Governor because CVO of Vyapam had recorded statement against Governor,” Kapil Sibal said.
11:45 am: Supreme Court hearing on pleas seeking CBI probe into Vyapam scam begins.
11:25 am: Home Minister Babulal Gaur backs MP CM, says “did the then CM Arjun resign at the time of Bhopal Gas Tragedy which killed thousands. If not then why should Shivraj Singh Chouhan resign.”
11:05 am: Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who is also a petitioner in the Vyapam scam reaches Supreme court
10:58 am: Advocate Prashant Bhushan to appear for whistle-blower Anand Rai in SC for his Vyapam case petition.
10:53 am: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi reaches SC, Reports suggest that he is expected to appear for CBI, Government of India in Vyapam Scam.
10:50 am: “A medical student dies and they called it homicide. These are all cold blooded murders which need to be investigated,” says Congress leader Tom Vadakkan.
10:45 am: Witness in case number 1/15 in the Vyapam scam Sanjay Singh who went missing has died. The Special Task Force (STF) has submitted in special court in Bhopal that Sanjay died of prolonged illness in a hospital in Bhopal five months ago.
10:35 am: Petitioner’s lawyer Vivek Tankha has reached CJI’s court ahead of the hearing in Vyapam scam.
10:25 am: According to reports, several eminent lawyers will be appearing for Vyapam Scam petitioners in the SC today. These include Kapil Sibal, Vivek Tankha, AM Singhvi, Indira Jaisingh and KTS Tulsi.
10:10 am: “Action should be taken against people who tampered with evidence,” says whistle blower in Vyapam scam Prashant Pandey. He added that he has shared all the information he had with the court but not with any political party.
9:35 am: We have filed 4 petitions against this diabolical and sinister case. Three from whistle blowers and one from Digvijaya Singh. We will present the whole picture in front of the court. It is time that the Supreme Court should take this into cognizance. It is too little too late. I appeal the Supreme Court to order for a CBI probe under their supervision. It is time for us to look up and it is time to give justice to Madhya Pradesh,” petitioner’s lawyer Vivek Tankha said.
9:30 am: “MP CM supporting CBI inquiry now is too little too late,” says petitioner’s lawyer Vivek Tankha on Vyapam.
9:29 am: “Hope SC delivers a good decision on Vyapam Scam today which helps unearth the truth,” says whistleblower and complainant Ashish Chaturvedi.
9:10 am: The MP CM said that he has assured Akshay’s family of an unbiased investigation into his death.
9:05 am: MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets family of journalist Akshay Singh who mysteriously died while covering the Vyapam scam.
9:01 am: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has alleged that the Madhya Pradesh constable has died. “Sanjay Yadav a constable of MP Police Govt witness in Vyapam case who had helped 3 constables from UP to escape from Police Academy dead,” Digvijay tweeted.

9:00 am: Constable Sanjay Yadav, who was a witness in the Police Constable Exam Case of Vyapam has gone missing. He was supposed to appear in a Bhopal court on Wednesday but he didn’t turn up. Sanjay Yadav is believed to be close to MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s ex-OSD – Dhanraj Yadav, who is currently in jail over involvement the Vyapam scam.

It is a crucial day in the Vyapam scam probe as the Supreme Court will on Thursday hear all the petitions related to the case. The four pleas include seeking an SC monitored probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case as well as another plea seeking the removal of scam-accused Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav.

The Madhya Pradesh High Court had on Wednesday deferred a plea for a CBI probe till the July 20 saying that it will wait for the Supreme Court ruling on petitions. After HC’s decision, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he would request the Supreme Court that the investigation in the deadly Vyapam scam be handed over to the CBI.