New Delhi, September 24:  The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday raided nearly 40 locations in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in connection with the Vyapam scam, an official told PTI. The raid comes after the Supreme Court on September 11, pulled the apex investigative body up for delaying the investigations and issued a deadline of three weeks to probe the remaining cases. The CBI already has some 500 people engaged in the humonguos task of probing what is probably the biggest and most complicated corruption case in the history of India. Also Read: Vyapam Scam: Supreme Court gives CBI 3 weeks to probe remaining 72 cases



“Among the locations where raids were conducted are Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Rewa, Jabalpur, Lucknow and Allahabad,” a Centra Bureau of Investigation or CBI official said. The CBI has so far registered 83 First Information Reports or FIRs and launched 12 preliminary inquiries into the Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam), or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. The scam that involves several admission-cum-recruitment irregularities and also has 40 deaths linked to it.

(With inputs from PTI)