Chauhan pledges to investigate each death in Vyapam scam


Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who is under fire over 40 deaths in the Vyapam scam, on Sunday said that he did nothing wrong in ordering a probe into it.

He defended his government’s decision of not ordering a CBI probe saying that the High Court had ruled against a probe by the central investigating agency.
Chouhan said, “”It was my decision to initiate probe into all aspects of Vyapam scam and I did nothing wrong by ordering the probe. No case has been investigated as deep as this one. Each death will be investigated.”

The opposition Congress has demanded a CBI probe into the scam which was refused by the government. On the other hand, a journalist covering the scam died under mysterious circumstances while interviewing the parents of a girl whose name had cropped up in the scam. A dean of a Medical College who was assisting The STF probing the Vyapam scam was found dead in his hotel room in Delhi.

The Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam relates to irregularities in admission in state-run medical colleges and recruitment in government jobs.