Embattled Shivraj Chouhan opens Vyapamgate for CBI probe

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH GENCY INPUTS
Published Jul 8, 2015, 9:06 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 3:06 pm IST
Congress calls it an attempt to scuttle the investigation
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses a press conference in connection with the death of the people linked to the MPPEB scam in Bhopal (Photo: PTI)
 Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses a press conference in connection with the death of the people linked to the MPPEB scam in Bhopal (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Bowing to pressure and under direction from Delhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said he would request the High Court to order a CBI probe into the Vyapam case, including into the deaths of several people allegedly linked to the scam.

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The opposition Congress, however, said Mr Chouhan’s announcement was “another  attempt to muzzle the truth” and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe.

Sources disclosed that the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister is scheduled to visit New Delhi on Wednesday for a pre-scheduled meeting in one of the Central ministries, but might have to postpone or cancel it if he does not get a nod from the party leadership to visit Delhi amidst the massive hue and cry over the Vyapam scam.

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Mr Chouhan, who has been under attack from the opposition for the rising death toll, said people wanted the truth and it is imperative that the case be probed by the CBI to put all doubts to rest.

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