New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas on Monday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) on the Vyapam scam in the Supreme Court and requested the court to immediately consider the issue.
"I have filed a PIL with Supreme Court, requesting them to probe the Vyapam scam immediately. Although the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Madhya Pradesh government has been investigating the case, there have already been 45 deaths so far," Vishwas told reporters outside the Supreme Court.
The AAP leader said the party condoled the deaths of Aaj Tak TV channel reporter Akshay Singh and the dean of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College, Arun Sharma, who lost their lives while investigating the scam.
"We have requested Supreme Court to take cognizance of the issue," Vishwas said, adding that it could help in stopping other scam-related deaths from occurring.
The admission and recruitment racket in Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board apparently involves politicians, officials and businessmen.
More than 40 people associated with the scam have died since 2013 -- either in mysterious circumstances or have committed suicides.