New Delhi, November 20: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the removal of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav for his alleged role in the much debated multi-crore Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam), or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. The petition was filed by a group of lawyers who had sought the removal of the state governor.
Earlier too, the the apex court has issued notices to the Central Bureau of Investigation and told them to submit a report seeking the progress of the probe. Yadav and his son were accused of accepting bribes in the First Information Report or FIR filed by the Special Task Force of the state police who was investigating the Vyapam scam, but later the probe was transferred to CBI. The CBI has conducted 40 raids in the Madhya Pradesh and the neighbouring state Uttar Pradesh. Though, chargesheet was filed against Yadav and his son, they could not be questioned as Governor enjoys diplomatic immunity. The second reason was the sudden death of his son’s — Shailesh Yadav — death in Lucknow in March this year under mysterious circumstances. (ALSO READ: Vyapam Scam: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, governor Ram Naresh Yadav)
In the latest development in the case, the CBI team has asked the digital expert Prashant Pandey to submit the pen drive on Friday in which the original excel sheet of the MPPEB scam is supposedly maintained. As per the information, the premier agency is likely to register a case on the tainted police officers who tried to tamper with the evidences. The Vyapam scam was one of the much hyped and famous case in which out of the 2200 accused, 40 were killed under mysterious circumstances which also includes witnesses and journalists from the time it came into limelight.