Bhopal, 16 June-2014(Indilens Web Team): Former Madhya Pradesh Minister Laxmikant Sharma was arrested by the…
Bhopal(web team): After two accused in the Vyapam scam died on Sunday under mysterious conditions, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur insists there is no need for a CBI probe.
“Everybody has to die one day or the other. Everyday, prisoners die of some disease. I dont think this case needs any kind of CBI probe,” Gaur said to ANI.
On the other hand, Madhya Pradesh minister Kailash Vijayvargiya said, “I dont have any information on the number of deaths in this case. But, yes two have died recently. This issue should be probed.”
While the death of 40-year-old Dr Rajendra Arya at Birla Hospital in Gwalior on Sunday morning was reported to be due to some disease, that of Narendra Singh Tomar (29) in Indore jail was under mysterious circumstances.
As many as 24 accused, including Tomar, and witnesses have died so far under mysterious conditions in the scandal.
Arya, who reportedly holds an MBBS degree, had allegedly helped two students clear Pre-Medical Tests (PMTs) conducted by MPPEB in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
Tomar was an accused in the Pre-Medical Test conducted by MPPEB in 2009. Tomar was said to have arranged for impostors who had written the papers in place of genuine aspirants.
The most high-profile death was that of Shailesh Yadav, son of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav. Shailesh (50) was found dead at his father’s residence in Mall Avenue area of Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow on March 25 this year.
Ram Naresh Yadav, a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, was also made an accused in the MPPEB scam before getting relief from the court.
Several politicians, including former Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma, a host of officials and scores of aspirants have been arrested in the case.