The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Gwalior on Thursday summoned whistleblower Ashish Chaturvedi for questioning as part of its investigation into the multi-layered Vyapam scam.
Chaturvedi, 24, who lives in Gwalior, has been asked to be present before the CBI at the agency’s local office in the same city on Friday morning. He will be questioned about the scam and the evidences in the cases registered by the agency.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Chaturvedi said he was informed on Thursday afternoon that he has to appear before the CBI officials.
“This is a short notice. How can I gather all the evidence and submit it before them?” he said. “Still, I will go there on Friday.”
Chaturvedi is among the first people to blow the lid off the massive scam. He had got air about the involvement of racketeers who helped candidates crack the PMT and pre-PG examinations with the help of their links in the professional examination board (PEB) office.
He has filed several complaints with the police and the special task force (STF) in this regard.
Further, he has raised the issue of deaths of people linked to the scam under mysterious circumstances as well. Following his revelations, he faced several attacks and was provided security on the directive of the court.
The CBI has set up its camp office in Bhopal to probe the high-profile case. It has also set up a separate office in Gwalior, in view of the large number of cases that are registered in the Gwalior-Chambal region.
Incidentally, another Vyapam whistleblower Prashant Pandey has also been asked to appear before the agency on the same day. Pandey will appear before the CBI at the agency’s office in Delhi, where he resides.