NCP welcomes SC verdict on Vyapam, hopes ‘truth will come out’

New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Thursday said the Supreme Court has taken the right decision by ordering a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Vyapam scam and expressed hope that the truth in this matter would soon come to the fore.

Anwar said this was the general demand made by everyone with regard to this case.

“The honourable Supreme Court has taken the right decision. This was the general demand of everyone whether those in the opposition or of the common man, all wanted the CBI to investigate under the supervision of the Supreme Court,” he said.

The CBI will probe the Vyapam scam and more than 30 deaths allegedly linked to the job recruitment scandal, the apex court ruled today.

The apex court has sought the response of the CBI by July 24.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had earlier requested the Madhya Pradesh High Court to order a CBI probe into the scam. The Madhya Pradesh High Court yesterday refused to hear the state government’s plea for a CBI probe and deferred the matter till July 20 citing pendency of a similar plea in the Supreme Court.

As many as 46 people associated with the scam as accused or witnesses have died under mysterious circumstances, according to reports. (ANI)

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