New Delhi: The Congress Party on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam following the death of journalist Akshay Singh and described the attack on media personnel as an attack on democracy.
"It is a very sad incident. We offer condolences to the journalist`s family. It is sad that deaths of journalists are taking place, whether it is Uttar Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh.
A thorough investigation should be carried out and Congress will support it. Journalists and media are an important part of democracy, and attack on them is an attack on democracy," Congress leader RPN Singh told mediapersons"Many deaths have taken place in connection with the Vyapam scam and it remains to be seen till when the state government and Centre will wake up ..There is a simple solution to this, the state government just has to write to the Centre demanding a CBI inquiry," he added.
Akshay Singh, a journalist with the TV Today Group, died suddenly yesterday when he had gone to take an interview of the family of a slain Vyapam scam accused in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. Reports say that Singh felt chest pain while he was taking the interview. He was taken to the Meghnagar hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.