Apex Court to hear Vishwas plea on Vyapam on July 24
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear on July 24 a plea of AAP leader Kumar Vishwas who has joined others including Congress leader Digvijay Singh in seeking SC-monitored CBI probe in Vyapam scam cases.
A Bench comprising Justices T S Thakur, V Gopala Gowda and R Banumathi, before whom the plea was mentioned for urgent hearing, said that the concerned Bench would hear the petition on July 24. Vishwas has also sought a direction that the CBI be provided adequate facilities and manpower to probe the scam.
The plea said the assistance of whistle-blowers be taken by CBI in the ongoing probe. Earlier, the court had ordered transfer of probe into all Vyapam scam cases and the deaths allegedly linked to it to CBI and sought response from Madhya Pradesh government on why an FIR should not be lodged against the Governor for his purported involvement in the scandal.