CBI registers probe into death of MP Governor's son

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2015 00:30 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a ‘preliminary inquiry’ regarding the death of Shailesh Yadav, the son of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ramnaresh Yadav.

"A PE has been instituted to look into the unnatural death of Shailesh Yadav", said a CBI spokesperson.

The agency would now probe the circumstances surrounding the death of Shailesh Yadav, 50, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in his house in Lucknow.

Shailesh Yadav, 50, was an accused in Vyapam scam. He was accused of taking money for helping candidates to pass the recruitment exam, with the help of his links in the racket functioning in the Vyapam.

The special task force (STF) that was earlier investigating the case had made him an accused and was looking for him. He was declared an absconder but he couldn’t be arrested. On March 25, he was found dead in his house in Lucknow.

The post-mortem report was not conclusive and the viscera was sent for post-mortem. However, the exact circumstance that led to his death remain a mystery. Now, the CBI has registered PE in this case.

Governor Ramnaresh Yadav was also booked by the STF earlier, but the FIR was quashed by the High Court.

Earlier, 11 PEs were instituted by the CBI to look into 19 deaths linked the scam. This is the 12th PE into 20th Vyapam related death. Besides, CBI has registered 66 cases in connection with the Vyapam scam including six cases registered today.

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