Two more deaths in Vyapam Scam: Coincidence or plot to wipe out witnesses?

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  1. ALBY

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    There is something really sinister and rotten in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Nearly 50 persons connected to an ongoing probe into a mammoth scam have died, half of them under suspicious circumstances.

    People with no history of illness are suddenly collapsing and dying; road accidents and suicides have turned major killers of young men and women connected to the scam. Everyday there is a new death, giving rise to suspicions of a macabre conspiracy.

    Namrata Damor, a student accused of benefitting from the Vyapam scam, leaves her home in 2012. A few days later, her body is found hundreds of miles away on railway tracks in Ujjain. Three years later, TV journalist Akshay Singh, who is probing her death, dies within seconds of interviewing her parents.

    A day later (5 July, 2015), Arun Sharma, the 64-year-old dean of a medical college in Jabalpur, is found dead in a Delhi hotel, while on his way to Agartala from Delhi as part of an inspection team of Medical Council of India. Just a year ago, his predecessor DK Sakalle, who was heading the probe into fraudulent admissions in the Jabalpur College, had died of burn injuries.

    In addition, 12 persons have died suddenly of unexplained illness/cause; ten others have succumbed to accidents. Naturally, there is palpable fear among families of many other persons linked to the scam.
    Vyapam is the Mama of all scandals

    The stakes are high. A lot of reputations and careers are at stake. Vyapam is the Mama of all scandals in post-Independence India. And this isn’t just because it has unfolded under the watch of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who loves to call himself the Mama (uncle) of every youngster in Madhya Pradesh.

    It is enormous, unprecedented in magnitude and scale. It has touched the life of almost every MP student who passed out of school between 2008 and 2013. It has affected the fortune of almost every youngster who competed for government jobs in the state during Chouhan’s previous tenure (2008-2013), if not earlier. It would be difficult to find too many families in MP who are not victims of the scam.

    What exactly is the Vyapam scam?

    Till 2014, the MP government had a special body (Professional Examination Board or Vyapam) for conducting all entrance exams for professional colleges (medical, dental, engineering etc) and recruitments tests for government jobs (teachers, sub-inspectors, transport officers, forest staff etc) in the state. According to a ballpark figure nearly 39 lakh students and job aspirants appeared for exams conducted by Vyapam between 2008 and 2013.
    Most of these exams were rigged and the aspirants cheated. A network of middlemen, Vyapam staff and politicians manipulated the results to give admissions and jobs to those who either paid for them or came with recommendations from influential people.

    People at every level were part of the chain. Recommendations came from every possible source, including ministers, MLAs, BJP leaders, Sangh Parivar and even the Raj Bhawan staff. The opposition Congress has alleged that several people close to Chouhan, including his wife Sadhna Singh, made recommendations for admissions and recruitments. Chouhan has denied the allegations and filed defamation suits against Congress leaders.

    The Chouhan government tried several other tricks to silence critics while the scam fire was raging. In one egregious incident, it almost blacklisted an English daily for running an acerbic profile of his wife and issued eviction notice to the author for vacating the government accommodation allotted to him. (In MP, incidentally, journalists live in houses rented to them at throwaway prices in posh localities. The practice has been prevalent for decades but nobody has pointed at the conflict of interest or the government’s efforts to favour scribes).

    The scam burst into public domain when lists of beneficiaries and their patrons maintained by Sudhir Sharma became public before the 2013 Assembly elections. As a result of a special investigation team (SIT) probe that followed under the high court, hundreds of people are in jail. These include former education minister Laxmikant Sharma, his OSD and alleged middleman Sudhir Sharma, exam controller Pankaj Trivedi and Anand Mahindra, the chief systems analyst of Vyapam. Thousands of students have been thrown out of colleges and put behind bars.

    In 2014, when former education minister Laxmikant was arrested by the SIT, there was jubilation in the Congress camp, its essence captured by the cryptic message passed between them: Dadhi (beard) gone, saree (a high-profile woman) is next. It was believed that the minister will sing like a canary and name several other beneficiaries of the scam. But the probe hit a dead end after the arrest of the minister and his OSD, giving rise to allegations that a massive cover-up is on to shield people at higher levels.

    Could this spate of unexplained deaths just be coincidence or part of a sinister plot to wipe out witnesses and key players? Nobody knows the answer yet. But the plot of the Mama of all scams has turned really sinister.

    http://www.firstpost.com/india/two-...ce-or-plot-to-wipe-out-witnesses-2327832.html
     
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    44 men killed till now and no one is debating .What a hypocracy
     
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    Appreciated if you can explain what do you mean by hypocrisy.
     
  5. Rowdy

    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    The scam has been going on since 2003 since Diggy was CM.
     
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    angeldude13 Lestat De Lioncourt Senior Member

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    44 people dead so far.
    There is something fishy about this scam.
    According to Wikipedia high level politicians,business man and officials were involved in this scam. I think someone wants to avoid jail time at any cost.
     
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    Mama has declared all out war on "people". Number is more like 150 if you count the deaths that have been "explained" i.e. accidents, natural causes etc.

    Apart from a handful of scribes and whistle blowers, every single one of those deaths were well deserved. Morons who struggled to pass HSC exams were the PMT toppers. Kids of well established doctors were/are running big private hospitals without an ounce of know how.

    This is one of the reasons there is no public outrage, most of them (the dead) were part of the scam. Also, with the massive evidence destroying exercise, Shivraj Singh Chauhan is been effectively shielded from repercussions.
     
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    Why every death is related to vyapam scam ? I see no reason to consider any death due to long term alcohol use as a murder in vyapam scam.

    Well, this happens in every state, but this is getting worst publicity. The timing is fishy.
     
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    So many deaths and are there still doubts ?

    This is the worst case of organised corruption seen for a long time. The dragging of feet to hand over to CBI indicates complicity of big wigs.

    This scandal will cost BJP dearly.
     
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    This scandal actually has marred image of one of the erstwhile cleanest CM of BJP camp. Alongwith Raje's wrong-doings in Lalit Modi case, this has all potential for hurting BJP's clean image. The dithering over handing the case over to CBI is a clear sign of Govts' reluctance for proper investigation. I am pretty sure, even if Chauhan personally was not involved in the scam, many BJP leaders of MP was. It is gonna cost BJP in coming elections, particularly in Bihar.
     
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    Vyapam is not like any other scam we have known before, the number of people who will be involved will be much higher. I have no doubt there there will be people from all political parties and all strata of life involved in this.

    We have to be vigilant when media talks as if every death is because of vyapam.

    CBI should get involved fast in this, if there is a delay rumours will start sounding like the truth.
     
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    Looks like this is an out come of Mandal 1 and Mandal 2 commission. Where general class with high influence sought to take admissions to cut the 50% Quota.
     
  13. aliyah

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    if there is killing of witness in any case that meens ppl involved in it cannot manage system (cannot corrupt system).
    i like the killing style too.....giving high doses of alcohol for months,heart attack, bp,kidney failure...... nice :)
    uma bharti wants to make come back in mp.......so she with her old friend diggy raja giving unnecessary hipe to non sense matter n trying to make something out of it
     
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    What we can see is just a tip of an iceberg.....

    Guess who is behind the 3,49,772 appointments ?

    The MP High Court monitoring the Vyapam (MPPEB) Scam probe is CORRUPT

    The SIT (Special Investigation Team) investigating the Vyapam Scam, under the direct supervision of the High Court is CORRUPT

    The STF (Special Task Force) probing the Vyapam Scam, reporting directly to HC is CORRUPT

    The Supreme Court of India who in 2014, rejected Digvijay Singh's plea, seeking a CBI probe is also CORRUPT

    MP CM Shivraj Chouhan, who originally unearthed the Vyapam scam of Congress Era is also CORRUPT

    But Congress Digvijay Singh, who as per the HC, presented forged documents in court, to falsely implicate Shivraj Chouhan in Vyapam, is CLEAN

    And the Media who misuses freedom of press to twist facts, goes against the SC ruling and demands a CBI probe... Plus connects every death to the Vyapam Scam, despite medical reports and evidence saying 'not connected', is CLEAN.

    Question is simple, the 4th Pillar of Democracy(Media), has near collapsed due to a severe credibility crisis - Shouldn't they be pulled up suo moto by the courts for Contempt of Court in the way they are presenting the Vyapam Scam?


    This is doing rounds in FB.
     
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    Vyapam Scam : Untangling the web of truth so far
    by Nupur Sharma 7/07/2015 | 8:35 Posted in Political


    The Vyapam Scam is one of the biggest scams plaguing Madhya Pradesh for decades. It involved a major racket whereby seats in colleges were sold for cash and several exams were rigged by means of payment, impersonation, the bogie system and tampering with OMR sheets of examinations.

    Recently, we started hearing a lot about the Vyapam Scam in the media owing to two deaths in the past few days. One Sub Inspector Anamika Kushwaha who was recruited through Vyapam (Later found that her suicide was related to dowry harassment) and Journalist Akshay Singh who was in MP to cover the Vyapam Scam (Post Mortem report Prima Facie says he died due to an enlarged heart. No foul play. No external or internal injuries).

    The Vyapam Scam isn’t really a scam that has only recently come to light. Related cases were reported in the 1990s and the first FIR was lodged in the year 2000 (Chhatarpur District) and then several cases in the year 2004 (Khandwa District). Till the year 2009, it was believed that they’re all unrelated cases and not a part of a larger racket. However, in the year 2009 an STF was formed by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to investigate the matter.

    In 2009, when the severity of the entire Vyapam Scam was realised, a committee was thus formed by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan that investigated the matter and submitted its report in 2011. In that year itself, over a 100 people were arrested and several students admissions stood cancelled.

    By 2013, the investigation was being headed by a court appointed STF The Madhya Pradesh Government had no role to play in the investigation thereafter.

    In July 2013, 20 people were arrested and it was found that the racket was run by Jagdish Sagar since the 1990s. He was arrested in the same month and a list of 317 students was confiscated from him. After intensive interrogation it was found that Pankaj Trivedi was also involved and was trying to protect the students by appealing that their admissions not be cancelled. In September 2013, Mr. Tridevi was also arrested by the police.

    In November 2013, the committee found that 5 other recruitment exams had also been rigged and it filed a 23000 page supplementary chargesheet to include 34 accused and filed FIRs against 153 people which also led to the arrest of about 127 people in the month of March.

    In April 2014, there was a PIL filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court demanding a CBI enquiry in the Vyapam Scam. The HC has struck down that request calling it “Devoid of merit”.

    On June 2014, the honourable High Court of Madhya Pradesh enquired why several accused were not arrested. This is when former technical education minister Mr. Laxmikant Sharma was arrested.

    While the investigation was going smoothly, and the noose was certainly tightening around the culprits of this massive Vyapam Scam, One Mr. Prashant Pandey (called Mr. X), an IT consultant hired by the STF was arrested for trying to blackmail the Vyapam Scam accused. He promptly approached Mr. Digvijay Singh of the Congress Party and said he had evidence against CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and alleged that STF had tampered with the contents of the Excel Sheet that could implicate him.

    Mr. Digvijay Singh then proceeded to submitting a 15 page affidavit before the courts accusing the investigators of shielding Mr. Chouhan. Both the excel sheets (one produced by Mr. Digvijay and the other by the investigators) were sent for forensic analysis and was ruled that the one produced by Mr. Digvijay was forged. Mr. Digvijay had also petitioned the court to transfer the MPPEB investigation from STF to CBI. Instead the High Court set up an SIT on November 7th to monitor the investigations held by the STF.

    The court gave ample power to the SIT. It included informing the HC of wrongdoings, if any, of the STF. The SIT was to protect the STF of any undue political influence and no official could be transferred by the MP Government. In totality, the STF monitored by SIT was answerable only the HC and no other body. They were also required to include all details in their chargesheet whether relevant to prosecution or not.

    This judgement of the High Court denying the investigation be transferred to CBI was challenged by Mr. Digvijay Singh in the Supreme Court. Unfortunately for Mr. Singh, the SC shot down his plea as well. While doing so, the SC lauded the investigation process of the STF and the Madhya Pradesh Government for cooperating completely with the investigation. The Supreme Court observed that STF was functioning professionally and the MP Govt was taking steps to strengthen the investigation. SC commended the STF for registering cases against politicians and high ranking officials and appreciated its work towards unravelling more cases related to the Vyapam Scam.

    By February 2015 STF found evidence against Governor Ram Naresh Yadav (In 2004 general elections, he contested from Azamgarh constituency on Indian National Congress ticket and lost. His appointment as the Governor was made by the Congress Party). He was charged with Criminal Conspiracy and rigging MPPEB Forest Gaurd Recruitment Exams. He had then petitioned a stay on his arrest citing constitutional immunity as he was the governor. The Court had to stay his arrest. It was his son who was found dead in March 2015 under mysterious circumstances.

    By June 2015, more than 2000 people have been arrested in connection with the Vyapam Scam. This includes bigwigs from the BJP like the Ex Technical Education Minister and the Governor from Congress party that has got a stay on his arrest due to constitutional immunity.

    Not only does the Vyapam Scam cross party lines, but what makes it murkier is the fact that many people related to the case have been found dead under mysterious circumstances. Though the media is hell bent on relating any and every death to Vyapam Scam (Since fear mongering is always good business), whistle-blower Anand Rai himself says that only about 10 deaths were under mysterious circumstances and may be related to the Vyapam Scam itself, though he also stated that all deaths need to be investigated (The court has itself asked for a list of people related to Vyapam Scam who died so the link, if any, can be established).

    After an extremely long chronology of events in this complex Vyapam Scam, certain questions arise.

    1. The first case related to the Vyapam Scam surfaced in the year 1995. The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh from 7th December 1993 to 8th December 2003 was Mr. Digvijay Singh from the Indian National Congress. How then, can the onus of the Scam be shifted to the Bhartiya Janta Party and how then, can the Congress Party shrug off the responsibility of the scam.
    2. Shivraj Singh Chouhan was lauded by the Supreme Court of India for his cooperation with entire STF led investigation. What is the basis of alleging foul play except mere lip service?
    3. The entire investigation was initiated by Mr. Chouhan in 2009. Why didn’t Mr. Digvijay Singh take action since the scam surfaced in his tenure.
    4. If Congress is convinced of Mr. Chouhans role, why did Mr. Singh feel the need to submit forged documents as evidence without verification?
    5. STF monitored by SIT under supervision of the HC is set to submit its final report about the Vyapam Scam on 15th July 2015. After the entire investigation, deemed fair by the SC and HC, why is Congress insisting on a CIB enquiry which was shot down 3 times? If, as Congress alleges, Mr. Chouhan is guilty, the final report will reflect that. Is the demand for CBI enquiry a diversionary tactic? Does the Congress suspect that the results in the report can make them very uncomfortable?
    6. In the entire investigation, several people belonging to both parties, Congress and BJP have been arrested. That in itself shows the fairness of the Investigation (As observed by the SC as well).
    7. Since the culprits belong from both parties, in a scam spreading over more than 2 decades, isn’t the demand for Mr. Chouhans resignation unfair?
    8. The repeated allegation that Mr. Chouhan has refused a CBI enquiry has also been proved baseless, since the Court itself shot down the petition 3 times. Was all of that mere propaganda by the Media? Or selective reportage?
    9. In a scam that encompasses both major political parties of the country, neither party has the moral authority to shrug off responsibility. Why then hurriedly exonerate one and implicate the other specially when the final report is only a few days away?
    10. Now that Mr. Chouhan has agreed for a CBI enquiry, the focus has shifted from “Why no CBI enquiry” to “He must resign, CBI enquiry not sufficient”. People are dying because of a scam that across party lines spans over 2 decades. Playing petty politics while the final report is due, and the Court has agreed to hear plea of shifting investigation to CBI, works well for whom? Certainly not the ones waiting for justice.
    11. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan certainly can’t entirely be unquestionable since there are mysterious deaths relating to the Vyapam Scam that has happened on his watch. Whether he is directly involved in the Scam itself is a matter for the courts to decide.
    The point of this entire article is certainly not to implicate the Congress or exonerate the BJP. As I have mentioned repeatedly, there are people involved from both parties. The point is to untangle a web of misinformation that has now become synonymous with the Vyapam Scam. All the evidence available online, the statements of the honourable HC and of the SC point towards an investigation that has led to the arrest of thousands including big politicians. In my personal opinion, a demand for a CBI enquiry can perhaps be aimed towards derailing an investigation that is set to come to a gruelling end on 15thJuly 2015 with the final report submitted by STF. With fresh petitions for CBI enquiry, we can only hope that the truth is not delayed and justice is not denied. We can only hope.



    Source: The information provided in this article has been sourced from various online blogs, News sites and court documentations. The chief amongst them are:

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...cbi-probe-into-vyapam-scam/article7395057.ece

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...dence-says-anand-rai/articleshow/47967026.cms

    http://www.olivegreens.co.in/blog/the-vyapam-scam

    http://www.mhpc.in/sit/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyapam_scam
    http://www.thefrustratedindian.com/political/vyapam-scam-untangling-the-web-of-truth-so-far/
     
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    Don't talk bad about the meritorious government, meritorious courts, meritorious police officers and meritorious media. They are superior gene chosen people. Laws are different for them.

    Even in complete jungle raj like the UP Bihar yadav raj there was some accountability and at least few people had to go to jail.
     
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    Although it is well known in India if you have power money and connections, post mortem report and viscera samples can be changed, courts can be managed, police can be used as hired goons, witnesses can be silenced; but I don't know many examples of such industrial level witness deaths and the concerned government being so brazen about it.
     
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    Thanks you sir for the insightful reply. One must agree those poor meritorious people are actually the victims.
     
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    Yeah right. Whatever .....
     
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    @ALBY

    So since the start of this scam, nobody bothered talking about it here including me because unlike you we have common sense to not trust the media scum. And we are being proven right , right now for waiting for further facts than that is being presented by the media scum.


    This is not a case of BJP supporters hypocrisy, but rather a case of BJP supporters having the sense to not trust the presstitutes on what they report. Media is that proverbial boy who cried false wolf too many times to be trusted :truestory:
     
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    It happens in every state, the only point to ponder is when does it get reflected in the media.

    I know a guy who has made crores by getting people pass exams both for education institutes as well as govt. services. These scams will keep happening till education is highly subsidized for all and people have huge opportunities to make bribe money in govt. services.
     
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