Vyapam whistleblower shifted; SC allows STF, SIT to file chargesheets
A whistle blower in Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam scam was transferred even as the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the SIT and Special Task Force of the state to file charge sheets in the massive admission and recruitment fraud till all cases are transferred to CBI.
Bhopal/New Delhi: A whistle blower in Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam scam was transferred even as the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the SIT and Special Task Force of the state to file charge sheets in the massive admission and recruitment fraud till all cases are transferred to CBI.
The matter rocked the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on the first day of the monsoon session with opposition Congress members wanting to pay tributes to the "Vyapam Shaheed", the people linked to the scandal who died under mysterious circumstances, leading to noisy scenes.
Days after Anand Rai, a government doctor and one of the whistle blowers in the scam, lodged a complaint with the CBI against senior BJP leader and former Union minister Vikram Verma, he was transferred from Indore to a hospital in Dhar district.
Rai had alleged in his complaint that Verma used his influence to get his daughter, pursuing MBBS course in Santosh Medical College in Ghaziabad, transferred to Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal.
Rai, who was on deputation to the health department's training institute in Indore, was transferred yesterday. His wife, also a doctor, was shifted from civil hospital in Mhow in Indore to Ujjain district hospital last month.
Rai said he will challenge his transfer in court, but the government insisted it was a "routine" thing.
"Rai was posted in Dhar but was attached to the facility in Indore. The government has ended all such attachments. It is a routine thing," Health Commissioner Pankaj Agarwal said.
The whistle blower, however, said he was being "hounded". "I am being hounded for lodging a complaint against Verma on July 17 and exposing the Vyapam scam. People involved in the wrongdoings are running the state," he alleged.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court, which had on July 9 ordered a CBI probe in the scandal, accepted the central agency's prayer to permit the Special Task force (STF) and Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Madhya Pradesh to file charge sheets in cases where investigation has been completed.