New Delhi, July 9: The Supreme Court today issued notice to Centre, Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav and others while hearing the petition filed by a group of lawyers demanding the removal of the state governor for his alleged role in the multi-crore Vyapam scam. The apex court sought reply in four weeks.
Representing the petitioners in the Supreme Court, Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal argued before the bench saying, “Madhya Pradesh High Court was not right in quashing the FIR against the governor as Vyapam CEO had recorded statement against the governor for his role.” (Read also: Supreme Court allows CBI probe in Vyapam Scam; likely to monitor investigation)
The Governor and his son were accused last year of accepting bribes in a First Information Report or FIR by the Special Task Force of the state police that is investigating the Vyapam scam. However, the Madhya Pradesh High Court ruled that the Governor could not be investigated while he is occupying the office. In March, the Governor’s son, Shailesh Yadav, who had not been questioned by investigators, was found dead in Lucknow. The apex court has fixed July 25 as the next date for hearing.