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SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS


Writ Petition(s)(Civil) No(s). 372/2015

SANJAY SHUKLA AND ORS. Petitioner(s)

VERSUS

STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH AND ORS Respondent(s)

Alongwith

  • SLP(Crl.)No….CRLMP NO.10137/2015
  • W.P.(C)No.417/2015
  • W.P.(C)NO.418/2015
  • W.P.(Crl.)No.114/2015
  • W.P.(Crl.)No.115/2015

Date : 09/07/2015

These petitions were called on for hearing today.

CORAM :

  • HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE
  • HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE ARUN MISHRA
  • HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE AMITAVA ROY

Counsels:

For Petitioner

In In W.P.(C)No.417,418,372 of 2015; W.P.(Crl.)No.114, 115 of 2015, SLP(Crl.) …CRLMP No.10137 of 2015:

  • Mr.Kapil Sibal, Sr.Adv.,
  • Mr.Vivek K.Tankha, Sr.Adv.
  • Dr.Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Sr.Adv.
  • Ms.Indira Jai Singh, Sr.Adv.
  • Mr.Prashant Bhusna, Adv.
  • Mr.Vaibhav Srivastava, Adv.
  • Mr.Varun K.Chopra, Adv.
  • Mr.D.Kumanan, Adv.
  • Mr.Summer Sodhi, Adv.
  • Mr.Varun Tankha, Adv.
  • Mr.Aman Nandrajog, Adv.
  • Dr.Sanjay Shukla, Adv.
  • Ms.Arti Singh, AOR
  • Ms.Rakhi Ray, AOR
  • Mr.Neeraj Sharma, Adv.
  • Mr.Nikhil Tiwari, Adv.
  • Mr.Aditya, Adv.
  • Mr.Nizam Pasha, Adv.
  • Mr.Arjun Nanda, Adv.
  • Mr.Vaibhav Gulia, Adv.
  • Mr.S.S.Ray, Adv.
  • Mr.Badar Mahmood, Adv.

In W.P.(Crl.)No. 114/2015

  • Mr.Nikhil Tiwari, Adv.
  • Mr.Arvind Kumar Shukla, Adv.
  • Mr.Alok Shukla, Adv.
  • Ms.Arti Singh, Adv.

For Respondent(s)

  • Mr.Mukul Rohtagi, A.G. for India
  • Mr.L.Nageswara Rao, Sr.Adv.
  • Mr.Mishra Saurabh, Adv.
  • Mr.Purushendra Kaurav, Adv.
  • Ms.Vanshaja Shukla, Adv.
  • Mr.Ankit Lal, Adv.

For Respondent No. 3 in W.P.(C)No. 372/2015

  • Mr.S.P.Singh, Sr.Adv.
  • Mr.Ashok Kr.Singh, Adv.
  • Mr.Shantwanu Singh, Adv.
  • Mr.Keshav Choudhary, Adv.

For For Respondent No. 4 in S.L.P.(Crl.) …CRL MP 10137/2015

  • Mr.S.P.Singh, Sr.Adv.
  • Mr.Ashok Kr.Singh, Adv.
  • Mr.Shantwanu Singh, Adv.

UPON hearing the counsel the Court made the following


ORDER

SLP(Crl.)No….CRLMP No.10137/2015:

Permission to file Special Leave Petition is granted.

Notice, returnable in four weeks’ time.

Mr.Ashok Kumar Singh, learned counsel, on caveat, enters appearance and accepts notice on behalf of respondent no.4.
Issue notice to other respondents.

W.P.(C)No.417/2015:

Notice.

Mr. Mishra Saurabh, learned counsel, enters appearance and accepts notice on behalf of respondent nos.1 and 3.

Issue notice to respondent no.2.

Mr.B.V.Balram Das, learned counsel, is directed to take notice for respondent no.4- Central Bureau of Investigation.

The learned Attorney General for India, on instructions, states that the State of Madhya Pradesh has no objection whatsoever for transferring the investigation of criminal cases related to VYAPAM Scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.) and also the cases related to deaths of persons that are allegedly linked with the VYAPAM Scam, for a fair and impartial enquiry.

We appreciate the stand of the learned Attorney General for India.

In view of the above, we now transfer the investigation of criminal cases related to VYAPAM Scam and also the cases related to deaths which are allegedly linked with VYAPAM Scam to the C.B.I. from Monday, the 13th July, 2015 onwards.

Call the matter on 24th July, 2015 for further orders.

W.P.(Crl.)No.115/2015:

De-link and list next week.

W.P.(C)No.418/2015:

Notice.

Mr.Mishra Saurabh, learned counsel accepts notice on behalf of respondent nos.3 to 5.

Mr.B.V.Balram Das, learned counsel, is directed to take notice for respondent no.2- Central Bureau of Investigation.

Issue notice to other respondents.

We keep open the maintainability of the Writ Petition also for consideration and decision.

De-link and list the matter separately.

W.P.(Crl.)No.114/2015:

List next week alongwith Writ Petition(Crl.)No.115/2015.

W.P.(C)No.372/2015:

List along with SLP(Crl.)….CRLMP No.10137/2015.

(G.V.Ramana) (Vinod Kulvi)
AR-cum-PS Asstt.Registrar

 

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