Chandigarh: As the mystery continues to deepen in the Vyapam scam, Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka on Tuesday demanded to stop the rot in public appointments and opined that Supreme Court must step in.
The IAS officer, who was once again transferred to an inconsequential posting by the new BJP government in Haryana earlier this year, took to microblogging website Twitter to express his views on Vyapam scam, which has rocked the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government.
Vyapam deaths point to worse and scarier scenario than the Sicilian mafia. Stop the rot in public appointments. Supreme Court must step in.
— Ashok Khemka, IAS (@AshokKhemka_IAS) July 7, 2015
Khemka, believed to an honest IAS officer, had alleged ill-treatment by previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda government for cancelling a land deal involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in Haryana.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on July 9 a petition filed by senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into Madhya Pradesh’s multi-crore Vyapam scam, in which more than two dozen accused and witnesses have died under mysterious circumstances.
Singh had earlier alleged complicity of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, also called the Vyapam scam.
More than 40 people associated with the admission and recruitment racket in Vyapam have died since 2013 -- either in mysterious circumstances or have committed suicide.
The admission and recruitment racket apparently involves politicians, officials and businessmen.
The central government on Monday rejected calls for a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam.