New Delhi, October 9: The Central Bureau of Investigation of Friday filed status report in front of the Supreme Court, analysing which the apex court has expressed satisfaction with the work done by the body. The matter will again be heard by the SC on October 23 next. According to the SC’s analysis, the investigations of CBI in the massive corruption scam have been up to the mark. The CBI however, said there had been no arrests till date, after it took over the case. The Supreme Court had on September 11, given an ultimatum of three weeks, to the apex investigative body to probe the remaining 72 cases in the massive scam. Also Read: Vyapam Scam: CBI raids 40 places in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
The CBI had conducted a raid on some 40 places in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in relation to the scam, in September. Among the locations where raids were conducted were Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Rewa, Jabalpur, Lucknow and Allahabad. The CBI had 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. But no arrests have been made ever since the case was handed over to CBI, under pressure from the public and the media. Also Read: Vyapam Scam: Supreme Court gives CBI 3 weeks to probe remaining 72 cases
On Thursday, police had filed a chargesheet in a special court, against former controller of examination at the MPPEB, Pankaj Trivedi. Trivedi’s places in Bhopal and Indore had been raided in January last year, wealth allegedly amassed by him disproportionate to known sources of his income, had been found. Trivedi had allegedly accummulated wealth to the tune of around Rs 84 lakh which include movable and immovable properties. Trivedi is just one of the 2,200 accused in the case, which also saw some 40 deaths of accused, winesses and journalists, ever since the scam came to light.