NEW DELHI: In the multi-crore Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh and deaths linked to the scandal, the CBI on Friday registered five new cases, including a murder case in the mysterious death of Namrata Damor, a MBBS student, whose body was found near a railway track in Ujjain in January 2012. The agency has also registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) into the death of TV journalist Akshay Singh.
CBI director Anil Sinha said, “We will investigate the cases within the manner that has been given to the CBI by the Supreme Court. Our job is to investigate and submit our reports to the court and that we will do it to the satisfaction of the court.” The director also said the agency was aware of the “expectation of the people and we are also equally conscious of the trust that the Supreme Court has put in us”.
The 40-member team probing the scam is headed by CBI Joint Director R P Agarwal.
In the mysterious death of Damor, the CBI has registered a murder case against unknown persons.
The CBI had on Wednesday called for records from the Superintendents of Police of Ujjain, Kanker, Gwalior, Jhabua and from the Deputy Inspector General, Indore on the deaths of Damor, Vijay Patel, Rajendra Arya, Deepak Verma and Aaj Tak reporter Akshay.
Akshay died under mysterious circumstances while interviewing the parents of Damor.
Apart from murder case, the other four cases pertain to alleged illegalities in entrance examinations conducted by Vyapam. With the five new cases on Friday, the CBI has registered a total of 10 FIRs in the Vyapam scandal within five days after taking over the investigation on direction of the Supreme Court.
The second case pertaining to illegalities in the Pre-medical Test of MP 2010 and involves one named accused. The third case pertains to illegalities in the pre-medical test entrance examination conducted by Vyapam in 2010,” the officer said.
The fourth case pertains to illegalities conducted in the Police Constable Recruitment Examination conducted in 2013 by the Vyapam of Madhya Pradesh in which 18 persons have been accused and the fifth case has been registered against 22 accused persons in which there are allegations of impersonation and cheating in the pre-medical test entrance examination of Madhya Pradesh conducted by Vyapam in 2009.
On Wednesday, the investigation agency registered five cases.