New Delhi: Vyapam scam whistleblower Dr Anand Rai on Thursday alleged that attempts have been made to push all the deaths in connection with the case under the carpet, adding that the truth would come out only if the Supreme Court monitored CBI probe takes place.
"Even after High Court's order, we are not getting round-the-clock protection. The protection of whistleblowers is also an important issue. The truth will come out only if Supreme Court monitored CBI inquiry takes place..All these deaths in connection with the case have not happened at once; there were attempts to push them under the carpet. We have just given figures: whether these deaths were natural or unnatural is for the government agencies to decide," Dr Rai told a news agency.
The Supreme Court will hear six petitions for a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam today.
According to reports, Chief Justice HL Dattu agreed to give an urgent hearing after the petitioner, which include Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, called for an investigation into the scam by the CBI which should be monitored by the apex court as well as the dismissal of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, who has also been linked with the same.
As many as 46 people associated with the scam as accused or witnesses have died under mysterious circumstances, according to latest reports.