The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on a plea seeking his removal on the ground of his alleged involvement in the Vyapam scam, currently being probed by CBI.
The plea also seeks a direction from the apex court to Ministry of Home Affairs for formulation of guidelines on removal of Governors if they are found to be involved in corrupt practices while being in office.
A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justices Shiva Kirti Singh and Amitava Roy allowed the submission of senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the petitioner, that the notice be issued. The petition has been filed by activist Sanjay Shukla.
Earlier also, the apex court had agreed to hear another plea seeking removal of Yadav from the post of Governor for his alleged involvement in the scam.
The earlier petition, filed by a group of lawyers, had sought removal of Yadav and recording of his statement in the case.
The multi-crore rupee professional examination scam in Madhya Pradesh involves several high-profile professionals, politicians and bureaucrats as accused.
Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known as Vyapam, holds examinations for various posts such as teachers, medical officers, constables and forest guards.
( Source – PTI )