Published On: Sat, Oct 17th, 2015

Vyapam scam: IFS officer found dead on railway track, sparks fresh row

Jharsuguda(Odisha: The Vyapam scam has once again come into the news after a retired bureaucrat, who was an observer for two recruitment tests in the scam, was found dead in Odisha.


Retired IFS officer Vijay Bahadur

The body of retired Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Vijay Bahadur has been found on a railway tracks in Jharsuguda on Thursday.

Bahadur was in Odisha for a reunion of IFS officers, and was returning to Madhya Pradesh on the Puri-Jodhpur Express, Hindustan Times reported.

The Vyapam scam is an admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in Madhya Pradesh.

All Vyapam scam related cases were recently handed over to the CBI and the Supreme Court has observed that mysterious deaths related to the scandal have “suddenly stopped” after the central agency started its probe.

The opposition in the state has alleged that people linked to the Vyapam scam were dying mysteriously as part of a conspiracy to silence key witnesses.

Inputs with ANI

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