NEW DELHI: Two key whistleblowers in the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh approached the Supreme Court on Tuesday, seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation into mysterious deaths of witnesses in the case.
Anand Rai and Ashish Chaturvedi asked the court to direct the agency to register an FIR and investigate the "deaths of more than 40 persons".
They have also sought a CBI inquiry into what they called an yet another Vyapam like, and possibly even bigger, scam in Madhya Pradesh: allegedly illegal admissions to a range of dental and medical state quota seats in private medical colleges through the state's Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) exam.
Meanwhile, with another witness related to the Vyapam admissions and recruitment scam dying in mysterious circumstances this week, the heat is turning on the state government. Vyapam has also opened a political battlefield for Chief Minister Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan with the Congress pointing fingers directly at his office.
The Madhya Pradesh government has rubbished reports of Vyapam-related deaths. The state government said in a statement issued this week that these figures were "far beyond the actual truth". (from Economic times with courtsey)