Congress to file fresh plea in Vyapam case challenging clean chit given to Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

The Congress cried foul a day after CBI clean chit to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam case and said it will file a fresh plea in the court.

Published: 01st November 2017 07:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2017 07:56 PM   |  A+A-

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Congress cried foul a day after CBI clean chit to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam case and said it will file a fresh plea in the court.

“We will file a private plea in the trial court,” Congress spokesperson Kapil Sibal said.

“We will investigate the investigator as the CBI now stands for Compromised Bureau of Investigation,” he said alleging that the probe agency completely ignored the evidence available.

The agency filed a charge sheet before a special CBI court on Tuesday in which it said that forensic analysis of the hard disc drives seized from Nitin Mohindra, an official at Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, by the police had shown that no files having letters "CM" were stored in them.

Sibal, former law minister and senior Supreme Court advocate, claimed the party has evidence to nail the chief minister in a pen drive, which has been vetted by Truth Labs, an independent forensic laboratory in Hyderabad.

The Vyapam case is referred to massive irregularities in recruitment for various Madhya Pradesh government jobs. The CBI has registered multiple FIRs to investigate the case. The Congress has been raising the scam both in the state and at the central level to target Chouhan and the BJP but could not derive political mileage out of it.

The Congress stepped up its attack given assembly elections in MP next year where the party hopes to benefit from Chouhan’s three-term anti-incumbency.

Sibal charged the local police tampered with the hard disk containing details of those involved in the jobs for cash scam to save Chouhan and his associates.

“The hard disk which is with the CBI and our pendrive can be sent to an international forensic lab for a fair probe,” he said adding the party will not let the BJP leader go scot free.

KTS Tulsi, an independent Rajya Sabha member and also a senior Supreme Court advocate said he is involved with the case and never came across a scam in which over 50 witnesses have lost their lives.

“The fight may be long one but all those guilty in the scam will be punished,” he said.

Vivek Tankha, head of the Congress leagal department said whistleblowers in the Vyapam case, Prashant Pandey and Anand Rai were being threatened.

“We will defend all those whose voices will be suppressed in the case,” said Tankha, who worked hard to expose the multi-million scam.

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