Days after the Supreme Court observed that there had not been a single death related to the Vyapam scam after it had ordered a CBI probe into the case, a retired IFS officer who was an observer for two recruitment tests in the scam was found dead in Odisha.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the Odisha police on Friday said that the body of Vijay Bahadur, a retired IFS officer, was found on a railway track in Jharsuguda on October 15.
Bahadur, along with his wife, was returning to Bhopal from Puri in a train after attending a reunion of 1978 batch IFS officers.
Dilip Bag, Deputy superintendent of police, GRP (Jharsuguda), told HT that it is likely Bahadur's death resulted from falling from the moving train. “However we are awaiting postmortem report and further investigation would be based on that,” he said.
But Ajay Dubey, a whistle blower in the Vyapam scam, expressed doubts over the incident and asked for a CBI probe.
“Falling down from train at such late hours does not seem normal. The CBI should investigate the death," he told the newspaper.
It has been alleged that 42 people, excluding Bahadur, linked to the Vyapam scam have died under mysterious circumstances till now.
Last week, the CJI had said, "I was wondering that from the time the court had ordered a CBI probe into the case and decided to monitor the investigations, how come not a single death has been reported."