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Vyapam scam: AAP leader Kumar Vishwas files petition before SC, hearing on July 24

Aam Aadmi Party Kumar Vishwas filed a petition before Supreme Court in the Vyapam scam requesting that whistleblowers be made a part of CBI investigation.



New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party Kumar Vishwas filed a petition before Supreme Court in the Vyapam scam requesting that whistleblowers be made a part of CBI investigation.

The apex court will hear the matter on July 22 along with other petitions on the matter, the ANI reported.

The multi-crore rupees professional examination scam, involves several high-profile professionals, politicians and bureaucrats as accused.

The alleged scam involves Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPEB), which holds examinations for various posts such as teachers, medical officers, constables and forest guards.

Over 46 people allegedly associated with the admission and recruitment scam in Vyapam have died since 2013 in mysterious circumstances.

The most high-profile death in connected with the case has been 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, 2015.

Recently, on June 4, a television journalist Akshay Singh, in Madhya Pradesh, suddenly fall ill and died while interviewing parents of a girl who had been found dead near railway tracks, after her name figured in the Vyapam scam. The next day, a college dean from the state helping in the investigation was found dead in a hotel room in Delhi.

While a woman police trainee recruited through Vyapam was found dead in Sagar district, a Madhya Pradesh police constable, who committed suicide, was being questioned by a team probing the scam, reports said.

(With Agency inputs)

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