VYAPAM Scam: CBI to probe all cases, says Supreme Court

CBI will investigate the Vyapam scam and more than 30 deaths allegedly linked to the job recruitment scandal, the Supreme Court ruled today.    The CBI has sought the response of the CBI by July 24. Two days ago, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, whose government has been badly bruised by the controversy, called for a CBI inquiry, attributing his decision to "a wish to honour public sentiment". The Supreme Court judges today were sharp in their criticism of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, which refused yesterday to rule on whether to reassign the Vyapam inquiry from the Madhya Pradesh police to the CBI. "Instead of taking a decision, the Madhya Pradesh High Court washed its hands off (the case) and put the ball in our court," the court said.
About VYAPAM Scam: Vyapam scam is an admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known by its Hindi acronym "Vyapam" (Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal), is a government body responsible for conducting several entrance tests in the state. These entrance exams are used for recruitment to government jobs and for admissions to educational institutes in the state. The scam involved a collusion of undeserving candidates, who bribed politicians and MPPEB officials through middlemen, to get high ranks in these entrance tests.