Amidst raging controversy over death of several accused in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam, ruling BJP on Tuesday tried to suggest that deaths were not suspicious and there was no conspiracy to eliminate the persons involved in the scam.
State BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan along with health and medical education minister Narottam Mishra and other BJP leaders went to the high court appointed special investigation team’s (SIT’s) office and handed over a memorandum to SIT chairman Chandresh Bhushan.
In the memorandum, BJP leaders demanded a fair probe into the deaths of MPPEB accused, claiming that confusion was being created about deaths of persons involved in MPPEB scam.
Talking to media persons, Chauhan said that media reports suggested death of 25 persons accused in MPPEB scam but only 14 people have died after the MPPEB scam broke out in July 2013.
" Of them, six died in road mishap, six died due to illness and two committed suicide,” he said saying that rest of the accused had died much before the MPPEB scam broke out.
Without naming any person or party, Chauhan said that some people were indulging in politics over deaths of the people.
“It is a political conspiracy to influence the investigation. Some people are misleading public by giving fake figures of deaths of accused in MPPEB scam. We have requested SIT chief to ensure a fair probe so that truth could come out,” he said.
However, he parried the question about controversial statement given by home minister Babulal Gaur about deaths of MPPEB accused.
Accusing Congress of indulging in dirty politics, Narottam Mishra said the Congress leaders should stop politics on deaths of people and should not create confusion about the figures of death.