Journalist covering Vyapam scam cremated

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party today described Madhya Pradesh’s Vyapam scam as a “black hole” which has “claimed several lives”, as it sought resignations of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Governor Ram Naresh Yadav and called for a Supreme Court monitored SIT probe.


Dr Sharma’s predecessor Dr DK Sakalley had also died under mysterious circumstances on July 4 previous year. “The spate of deaths of 45 people related to Vyapam scam is indeed extremely intriguing and deeply suspicious”. Yesterday, a sad incident took place, where the journalist, Akshay ji, suddenly fell ill and was rushed to hospital but unfortunately passed away. In many cases which have the possibility of implicating people in the higher echelons of power, it is often the few witnesses and others involved who become the primary targets in the effort to derail the investigation.

Senior advocate Abha Singh urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the investigation of the Vyapam scam following the death of journalist Akshay Singh. He was on his way to Tripura as a member of an inspection team of the Medical Council of India.

The AAP reaction followed Saturday’s death of a New Delhi-based television reporter, Akshay Singh, at Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh while he was covering the story.

“The government has made a decision to get the viscera samples (of Singh) tested at AIIMS Delhi as well as at Central Forensic Science Laboratory”, state DGP Surendra Singh told PTI.

According to Indian Medical Association (IMA) President Doctor Sudhir Tiwari, Dean Arun Sharma had handed over 200 Vyapam documents to the Special Task Force which was probing the scam, tweeted Congress leader Digvijay Singh.


He said: “If we see the scams – be it the Vyapam scam, the rice scam in Chhattisgarh or what is happening in Rajasthan, with ministers in the Modi government, the Prime Minister seems to be not breaking his silence”.

Delhi journalist covering Vyapam scam dead Congress demands probe