Kolkata(PTI): Describing the spate of deaths linked to the Vyapam scam as “cold-blooded murders”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Trinamool Congress would raise the issue during the upcoming monsoon of Parliament and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe.
“The Trinamool Congress will raise its voice against Vyapam scam in Parliament. I strongly condemn the incident. It should be investigated under the monitoring of the Supreme Court,” Banerjee said here reacting to the scandal that has triggered an outrage.
“It is not merely a law and order issue. It is something bigger than that. So many killings have taken place. Many people are involved. It is cold-blooded murders,” Banerjee said.
Asked if she would demand a CBI probe into the admission and recruitment scam, Banerjee said that since she knew the fate of CBI probes into Netaji massacre, Nandigram firing and Tagore’s Nobel medallion theft, she would prefer an investigation to be monitored by the apex court.
“The incident has crossed all limits. We want truth to come out,” she said.
TMC Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson Derek O’ Brien said it was appropriate that the Supreme Court took suo motu action and order an ‘appropriate’ probe.
“We are deeply concerned over the series of deaths including those of journalists, educationists and others. In these circumstances we think it is appropriate that the Supreme Court takes suo motu action and orders an appropriate probe to be monitored by it. This is the only way the truth will come out,” O’Brien said in a statement.