Vyapam scam: Shivraj Singh Chouhan promises unbiased investigation after meeting Akshay Singh’s family

Akshay Singh was a television journalist who died covering the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 9, 2015 11:40 am
vyapam scam, shivraj singh chouhan, vyapam scam news, vyapam scam deaths, vyapam scam latest, vyapam scam list, vyapam scam details MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been embattled by the massive Vyapam scam

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today joined the queue of political leaders in meeting the family of deceased journalist Akshay Singh, who died covering the Vyapam scam.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were some of the other leaders who have expressed their condolences to Singh’s family.

After meeting the family at their East Delhi home earlier today amidst torrential rain in the national capital, Chouhan said that he would do everything possible to reduce their pain.

“The family has lost everything. I have assured the family of an unbiased investigation,” Chouhan was quoted by news agency ANI.

Singh, a television journalist, had died mysteriously on June 4 after interviewing parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive Vyapam scandal in Madhya Pradesh. The post mortem report of Singh stated that there were no external or internal injuries. However, doctors who conducted the autopsy on the body at the Dahod General Hospital in Gujarat have “reserved” their opinion on the cause of death.

The recruitment scam, which has shaken the state government, has now turned into an issue of national prominence with several of the accused linked to the case dying mysteriously. This week, Chouhan finally requested the Madhya Pradesh High Court for a CBI probe into the case after massive public uproar.

On July 10, the Supreme Court will be taking up a number of petitions seeking its intervention into the Vyapam scandal.

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  1. T
    Jul 9, 2015 at 11:27 am
    If Shivraj is not a crook hiding under image of a silent man then he is unfit to hold office of CM not able to understand that even his Sectt staff are neck deep in recruitment racket
    1. A
      Jul 9, 2015 at 10:23 am
      The prisoners of Vyapam scam should be released. They are either the students who got admissions to MBBS, B TECH and LLB courses or their parents. Those who pocketed big money from the scam are roaming free
      1. F
        Jul 9, 2015 at 12:38 pm
        Shivaraj should act firmly in this case and act against all culprit. The sudden death is a concern but may be result of fear of getting exposed. MP police has to ensure that investigation is full proof as now matter is with CBI. Too many agency in probe may create problem instead SC should have asked SIT to investigate under its direct supervision.
        1. S
          Jul 9, 2015 at 12:29 pm
          good decision baahubali censor review
          1. M
            Jul 10, 2015 at 11:24 am
            Media is powerful. Media pressure can Smash up anything. That is the reason why all TV channels in India are doing Mind-boggling business of several thousand of crores. This is same all over the world. Before the war on Iraq, the TV channels successfully brainwashed the educated Americans with WMD story. The NWO banks collapsed the Greek economy. It is the media in Greece that is misguiding the people and politicians into signing several bail out packages The ISRO spy ring case that rocked Kerala in 1994 was entirely a media creation. In 2008, the UPA awarded the nation’s fourth highest civilian award Padmashree to CNN-IBN’s Rajdeep and Barkha Dutt. Modi should review the fatally wrong decisions of UPA. Given the degeneration of this award, can we peion the conscience keepers of our nation that this award should now be withdrawn from them?
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