AAP stresses on SC probe into Vyapam after scribe’s death
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday demanded the Supreme Court (SC) to oversee an SIT’s probe ordered into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. This comes after a Delhi-based TV reporter Akshay Singh died under mysterious circumstances while covering the scandal at Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
“It is sad that one of our journalist friends has died while reporting the Vyapam scam. Vyapam is no longer a scam, it has become a ‘narsanhar’ (massacre),” said party spokesperson Dilip Pandey.
Pandey added that the Supreme Court should oversee the probe, which at present is being conducted by a Special Investigation Team (SIT). He also demanded that both Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Governor Ram Naresh Yadav should be sacked with immediate effect.
“How can we expect a fair probe from the Governor (who is overseeing the SIT) when his name figures in the FIR related to the Vyapam scam?” asked Pandey.
Madhya Pradesh AAP convener Alok Agarwal said the CBI should immediately launch a probe into the scam.
The admission and recruitment racket in the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board apparently involves politicians, senior bureaucrats and businessmen. Over 40 people associated with the scam have died since 2013.
Akshay Singh cremated
Journalist Akshay Singh, who died while covering the Vyapam scam in MP on Saturday, was cremated at the Nigam Bodh Ghat on Sunday. Apart from his family and friends, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also attended his last rites. Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Congress leader Ajay <g data-gr-id="32">Maken</g> and Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay were also present.