With fresh documents set to be presented before the Supreme Court by whistleblowers, the Vyapam scam is threatening to open a pandora’s box uncovering a host of ministers, judges and bureaucrats.
Documents accessed by NDTV by whistleblowers allege children of bureaucrats and judges are among those who ‘bought’ seats in not just government colleges but also private medical colleges.
“We are under threat of life and limb,” the whistleblowers are expected to tell the court, sources revealed.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court will hear petitions asking for the removal of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav and demand a CBI probe into Vyapam along with the mysterious deaths surrounding the scam.
This morning it emerged that a constable in Madhya Pradesh who died two months ago was to appear as a key witness in the deadly Vyapam scam.
This now takes the mysterious death count of people who have died in MP while investigating the scam to 48.
An earlier autopsy report that emerged yesterday has confirmed murder in the case of Namrata Damor, who was found dead near railway tracks at Kayta village in Ujjain on 7 January, 2012. She too was in the list of suspects who cleared PMT-2010 using unfair means. NDTV tweeted a copy of the autopsy report this morning.
Jantakareporter.com had earlier listed various other deaths in the Vyapam scam which were all interestingly termed ‘natural’ by the police. Damor was one of them.
Also, the last person Aajtak journalist Akshay Singh had met before losing his life was Namrata’s father Mehtab Singh Damor. Mehtab had told media that Akshay and two others visited their house on Saturday afternoon. After the interview was over, someone was sent to get some papers photocopied.
As Akshay was waiting outside Damor’s house, suddenly he started frothing at the mouth. He was rushed to civil hospital and later to a private hospital, but doctors failed to revive him.
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.