Vyapam scam: Observer former IFS officer for recruitment tests found dead on railway track in Odisha

Bhopal: Former IFS officer, Vijay Bahadur, who was an observer for two recruitment tests in the Vyapam scam was found dead in Odisha. Bahadur was found dead on railway tracks in Jharsuguda on Thursday, October 15.

As per a report in Hindustan Times, Bahadur had gone to Puri with his wife Nita Singh to attend a reunion of 1978 batch IFS officers. Deputy superintendent of police, GRP (Jharsuguda), Dilip Bag told the daily, Bahadur prima facie died after falling from the moving train. But, the post-mortem report is still awaited and probe into the case will progress based on it.

The report also said that his wife Nita Singh had raised questions over the open door of the AC compartment and the absence of a coach attendant.

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All Vyapam scam related cases were recently handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Taking the Vyapam scam probe forward, CBI had carried out searches at nearly 40 places in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh including the premises of alleged mastermind Jagdish Sagar and Dhanraj Yadav, a former OSD to Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav.

The searches in connection with alleged irregularities in the conduct of examinations by MP Professional Examination Board, popularly known as Vyapam, spanned across Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Rewa, Jabalpur, Lucknow and Allahabad among other cities, CBI sources said.

A few weeks ago, senior official of the Central Bureau of Investigation, sent to Madhya Pradesh to aide the probe into the Vyapam Scam, was found in an unconscious state at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi district.

With Hindustan Times