A court-supervised Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Vyapam case will help unearth the truth behind the scam, according to former agency chiefs.
“The Supreme Court may direct the competent CBI special court in Madhya Pradesh to closely monitor the developments in the case to ensure that investigations are going in the right direction. The special court can scrutinise the case diary and issue necessary direction to the agency under the Criminal Procedure Code,” former CBI chief T.N. Mishra told The Hindu .
However, Mr. Mishra cautioned against the court “imposing its will” on the agency.
Stating that public perception is not based on reality in many cases, the former CBI chief said: “Any good investigation agency tries to find what evidence is there in the case. Many a time, facts turn out to be completely different, like it happened in the alleged rape-cum-murder case in Badaun [in which two sisters were found hanging from a tree] last year.”
“It is clear that there was some wrongdoing. At what level and by whom, will have to be established,” said Mr. Mishra, adding that the probe may eventually unearth facts “unpalatable to propagandists.”
Given that the case involves over 2,000 accused, former CBI Director Joginder Singh said the agency would require extra staff for conducting a thorough probe.
“It will be a time-consuming exercise involving collection of documents from the State police, checking their veracity, examining accused persons and recording statements of witnesses,” he said.