Vyapam Scam: Pen drive submitted by whistleblower Prashant Pandey is incomplete, CBI tells SC

New Delhi [India], Aug.29 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday told the Supreme Court that the probe into the pen drive submitted by whistleblower Prashant Pandey, who is also a self-styled forensic expert, in connection with the Vyapam scam is incomplete.

The hearing in the matter has been adjourned for six weeks. Pandey had filed the case regarding the 'hard disc', one of the important evidences of the Vyapam scam.

He claimed that the hard disc, which is presented in the court, is original while the then investigation agency STF stated that it was a fake.

The CBI team investigating Vyapam scam had on August 20 received the much-awaited forensic report on hard disks and pen drives, which hold the key to busting the multi-layered scam.

Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CIFSL), Hyderabad, had handed over the report to the CBI. Pandey and former chief minister Digvijaya Singh had submitted in court that the hard disk was tampered to save influential people.

Madhya Pradesh's Special Task Force (STF), which probed Vyapam scam before the case was entrusted to the CBI, had earlier tried to convince the apex court that petitioners were relying on a forged and tampered hard disk and excel sheet which the court could send to any forensic lab for fresh examination.

Source: ANI