Seven spe­cial courts in four cities to hear all cases

The New Indian Express - - INDIA -

THE Mad­hya Pradesh High Court has des­ig­nated seven courts in four ma­jor cities of Mad­hya Pradesh to hear all cases per­tain­ing to the mul­ti­crore Vyapam scam.

A no­ti­fi­ca­tion is­sued by the HC on Septem­ber 11 states that “The Mad­hya Pradesh High Court hereby des­ig­nates the courts of the ad­di­tional ses­sions judges for trial of of­fences re­lat­ing to Vyapam scam mat­ters and mat­ters linked thereto, in­ves­ti­gated by the CBI, Delhi or Spe­cial Task Force (STF), Bhopal in sup­pres­sion of all its ear­lier no­ti­fi­ca­tions.”

The cases will be heard in four cities, in­clud­ing Bhopal, In­dore, Ja­balpur and Gwalior.

The no­ti­fi­ca­tion states that the other des­ig­nated courts in Rewa, Damoh, Sagar, Balaghat, Morena, Ch­hatarpur, Guna, Bhind and Khandwa dis­tricts will no longer be des­ig­nated courts to hear the Vyapam scam re­lated cases.

The scam in­volves mas­sive ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties and cor­rup­tion in the ex­am­i­na­tions con­ducted by the Mad­hya Pradesh Pro­fes­sional Ex­am­i­na­tion Board, also known as MP Vyavsayik Pa­reek­sha Man­dal for ad­mis­sion to med­i­cal col­leges and re­cruit­ment in gov­ern­ment jobs.

Ini­tially, MP po­lice’s STF con­ducted in­ves­ti­ga­tion in the scan­dal but the probe was later handed over to the CBI on the di­rec­tive of the Supreme Court in 2015.

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