One more person related to Madhya Pradesh’s Vyapam scam has died in mysterious circumstances.
Constable Sanjay Yadav was to appear before the court as one of the witnesses in Vyapam scam on Wednesday, but the Special Task Force informed the judge that Yadav had died two months ago.
Justice BS Bhadoria’s special court is currently hearing Vyapam-related cases and Yadav was expected to depose before him on Wednesday.
STF informed the court that a summon was issued against Yadav to come and depose before the court. But his family said that he had died two months ago.
According to STF, Yadav died of some illnesses and they’ve now requested the special court to remove his name from the list of the witnesses.
Yadav’s death will be the four since Saturday, when the death of journalist Akshay Singh had shocked the nation. With this, the total number of deaths in Madhya Pradesh’s Vyapam scam has now reached 48.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear multiple pleas seeking the apex court’s intervention in the continuing death trail of this scam.
Earlier this morning, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met the family of Akshay Singh, the Aajtak journalist who died last Saturday while covering the Vyapam scam.
Two judges of Supreme Court this week had described the mysterious deaths in Vyapam as shocking.
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.