Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court on Monday, asking them to immediately probe the deaths surrounding the Vyapam scam.
“We told the court that the Vyapam investigation cannot be given to SIT because this body reports to the state government. Therefore, the SIT is likely to be influenced because the state government itself is under a cloud of suspicion,” Vishwas told Jantakareporter.com in an exclusive interview.
“We don’t even want the High Court to monitor this because with all due respect HC has not been able to prevent the death of so many people,” said Vishwas.
In what looked like yet another suspected murder in Myapam scam under the BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chauhan ruled Madhya Pradesh, a young trainee sub-inspector Anamika Kushwaha was found dead in a lake on Monday morning.
Kushwaha’s death followed the mysterious deaths of the dean of Jabalpur’s NS Medical College and Aajtak’s journalist Akshay Singh.
Akshay, who was in MP on a Vyapam related reporting assignment, was found dead in mysterious circumstances on Saturday, while Dr Arun Sharma died in a Delhi’s hotel in equally suspicious manner on Sunday.
With today’s death, the number of people found dead related to Vyapam scam has gone up to 47.
Vishwas said that AAP was even against the Central Bureau of Investigation probing this matter and called the CBI a caged parrot in the hands of the Centre.
“We are against this investigation to be carried out by the CBI because we all know the CBI is nothing but a caged parrot. Since you have BJP government in the state and at the Centre, and CBI reports to the Centre, how can you prevent the impartiality?” the leader added.
The Vyapam scam is a huge admission and recruitment scandal involving politicians, bureaucrats and middlemen. Several politicians, including former state Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma, a host of officials and aspirants have been arrested in the case.
The scam involved the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, which holds exams for positions like medical officers, constables, teachers and auditors for government departments. The candidates allegedly bribed government officials to ensure that they made it to the list of those who cleared the test.