Vyapam scam: Police to reopen case of student’s death

Ujjain (PTI): Police have ordered review of the suspicious death of MBBS student Namrata Damor, whose body was found near railway tracks in Ujjain district in 2012 after her name figured in the infamous Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh.

Namrata’s case has come back in focus after the sudden death of TV journalist Akshay Singh in Jhabua district’s Meghnagar town recently after he interviewed Namrata’s father.

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Ujjain District’s Superintendent of Police Manohar Singh Varma told PTI today that, “We have ordered a review of the death of Namrata Damor. Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP), Tarana, R K Sharma will reopen the case.”

Namrata’s body was found under mysterious conditions near the railway tracks on January 7, 2012.

Earlier police had registered a “murder” case in this regard and later termed the incident as an “accident” and closed the case, a police official said.

Namrata was studying at the Government MGM Medical College in Indore and it was suspected that she took admission with the help of the racket involved in the high-profile Vyapam scam that is said to have claimed 45 lives.

Buckling under pressure, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had yesterday made a U-turn and decided to seek an investigation into the murky Vyapam scam by CBI on a day the Supreme Court agreed to hear petitions in this regard.

Following Chouhan’s announcement at a press conference, the state government moved the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking its direction for institution of a CBI probe into the massive admission and recruitment scam.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear tomorrow the plea of Congress leader Digvijay Singh and three whistle-blowers seeking an apex court-monitored CBI probe into the scam.

The Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, also known as the Vyapam scam, is a massive admission and recruitment racket involving several bureaucrats and politicians.

2 Comments

  1. The MP killing episode has never been heard in the history of the independent India. There are so many high level secrets in this mysterious political drama, may be associated with millions of dollars worth of political corruption. How many more lives are going to be lost in this drama is the biggest question now? Is there any value for human beings in India under the BJP rule?

  2. Dear readers,

    BRIEF FACTUAL MATRIX
    (i) Vyapam was set up in 1982. It originally conducted examinations for admission to Medical, Engineering, Agriculture and Management courses including PMT examination. In 2008, its mandate was expanded to also conduct recruitment examinations for teachers, police constables, sub-inspectors, food inspectors, excise inspectors, forests and jail guards among others.
    (ii) Rampant corruption took place in examinations conducted by Vyapam both for admissions as also for recruitments in government jobs affecting nearly 76 lakh candidates between 2007 to 2013.
    (iii) Magnitude of fraud can be gauged from the fact that between 2008 to 2013, Madhya Pradesh Government had appointed 1,40,000 persons in government jobs in departments like Police, Forests, Revenue, Education and others through ‘Vyapam’ by conducting 68 examinations wherein 49,44,104 students appeared. Similarly, 27, 32,614 students appeared in 99 Entrance examinations.
    (iv) That between 2009 to 2013, Laxmikant Sharma, now arrested, was Higher Education Minister in Madhya Pradesh.
    (iv) That ‘Vyapam Scam’ came to light on 5th July, 2009 when first complaint was filed by Dr. Anand Rai in Indore qua leakage of paper of Medical examination. In total, four whistle blowers i.e. Dr. Anand Rai (Indore), Paras Saklecha (Ratlam), Ashish Chaturvedi (Gwalior) and Prashant Pandey, Cyber Expert (Indore) have helped expose the vast magnitude of Vyapam Scam.
    Till date, approximately 140 FIRs have been lodged involving estimated 3,800 accused. About 800 accused out of them are absconding.

    This is the ‘biggest scam’ in history of Independent India saying between 2007 to 2013, Vyapam defrauded and duped nearly 76,76,718 candidates, who appeared in 167 different examinations conducted by Vyapam.

    Till today, there is no order from Jabalpur Bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court qua investigation into these 45 or 46 mysterious deaths. If Modi Ji and Shri Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan want, an investigation can be ordered monitored by a sitting Supreme Court Judge and with CBI acting as an SIT”.

    Modi: Na Khaunga, Na Khane Dunga! Na Boloonga, Na Bolne doonga

    Ab ki bar Modi sarkar, corruption ka doosra nam Development hoga.

    Sab mil ke bolo ‘Gir Gir Modi’

    Jai hind

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