The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was directedÂ by the Supreme Court to take charge of all Vyapam cases irrespective of the state they were in.Â
â€śThe investigating agency has been instructed to take over 72 cases within three weeks. The cases are in different stages of investigation or trial,â€ť said Chief Justice of India HL Dattu, justice C. Nagappan and Amitava Roy.
The SC also asked the CBI to complete the appointment of 48 public prosecutors needed to cover 24 trial courts, noting well that the agency was already processing the appointment of 19 public prosecutors to lead its cases, before the trial court.
The SC also directed the Special Task Force/Special Investigation Team probing the casesÂ to extend all help if requested soÂ by the CBI.
Fixing October 9, 2015 as the next date of hearing in the case, the SC asked the CBI to file a status report.
It may be mentioned that the SC on July 9 handed over cases involving admission and recruitment irregularities effected by Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam) or Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) over the years to the investigating agency.