The Supreme Court will hear on July 9 the plea of Congress leader Digvijay Singh, the Aaam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas, senior advocate Vivek Thanka and three whistleblowers seeking apex court’s intervention into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.
But on Tuesday, while hearing an appeal by candidates seeking to re-conduct the 2015 Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (UPPCS) examination in view of alleged irregularities, the SC also made observations about the continuing deaths in Vyapam scam.
According to Indian Express, lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who was appearing for the UP students, said, “These processional exams are becoming a fertile ground for corruption. This court may look at the turn of events in the Vyapam scam. All sorts of people are now involved in such professional exams.”
To which the bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Rohinton F Nariman said that the Vyapam scam is “indeed shocking… people are dying everyday in it.”
Bhushan had argued that the two test papers for the preliminary examination conducted on March 29 in UP were leaked but the authorities cancelled only one paper. Drawling a parallel with the Vyapam, he claimed that “These processional exams are becoming a fertile ground for corruption.”
The court then said that the facts in this case were different from Vyapam before dismissing Bhushan’s plea.