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Vyapam Case: SC to hear CBI’s plea to allow SIT to file charge sheets

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New Delhi, (IANS) The Supreme Court will take up on July 20 the CBI’s plea to allow the Madhya Pradesh Special Investigation Team (SIT) overseeing the probe in the Vyapam scam to file charge sheets in cases where investigation has been completed.

This, the court was told, was necessary to thwart any attempt by the accused to seek “default bail” on the grounds of delay in filing charge sheet within 90 days of their arrest.

The apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice Arun Mishra, and Justice Amitava Roy said that they would take up the matter on July 20, after Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Maninder Singh said 185 Vyapam cases that had to be transferred from the Special Investigation Team to the CBI as ordered by the apex court on July 9 would take time.

The ASG said any delay in filing the charge sheets within the stipulated 90 days could be taken advantage of by the accused for seeking “default bail”.

The apex court had on July 9 handed over the investigation into the Vyapam scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation involving government medical colleges.

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Kanishk Gold Directors Questioned in Loan Fraud Case

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A Central Bureau of Investigation official told IANS: "Questioning of KGPL Directors Bhoopesh Kumar Jain and Neeta Jain is being carried out at our Bengaluru office." Pixabay

The CBI on Thursday said that it was questioning the directors of Kanishk Gold Pvt. Ltd. (KGPL) in connection with its ongoing probe into the alleged defrauding a consortium of 14 banks led by the SBI to the tune of Rs 824 crore.

Bhoopesh and Neeta Jain had arrived here on Wednesday evening, according to the official.

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The agency also conducted searches at KGPL’s office as well as official and residential premise of accused persons at various places in Chennai. Pixabay

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The questioning comes in the wake of the case it registered against the Chennai-based jeweller on Wednesday for defrauding the consortium of Rs 824.15 crore in the form of loans, now been declared a non-performing asset (NPA). IANS

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