Vyapam scam: CBI team leaves for Odisha to probe ex-IFS officer’s death

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Oct 20, 2015 19:34 IST

Five days after a former IFS officer from Madhya Pradesh Vijay Bahadur was found dead on a railway track in Odisha, a team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating the Vyapam scam, left for Odisha on Monday.

According to CBI sources, the team would interact with the investigation officials of government railway police (GRP) Odisha who are conducting probe into Bahadur’s death. The team would also visit the spot.

Vijay Bahadur was associated with Vyapam since 2010 and was the central observer of at least 17 examination conducted by Vyapam. Two examinations, wherein Bahadur was central observer, were allegedly rigged and is being investigated by the CBI.

Meanwhile on Monday, the GRP was handed over Bahadur’s post-mortem report which stated the death due to serious head injuries. “The autopsy report says that Bahadur fell and his head banged against the floor and he sustained fatal injuries,” said Karam Sey Kawar, superintendent of GRP, Rourkela.

Bahadur’s body was found on a railway track near Jharsuguda in Odisha in the wee hours of October 15. The ex-IFS officer had gone missing from his AC coach in Puri-Jodhpur Express in which he was travelling with his wife.

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