Madhya Pradesh Governor’s son, accused in MPPEB scam, dies
LUCKNOW: The son of Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav, an accused in a multi-crore exam scam, has been found dead in Lucknow.
According to initial reports, Shailesh was found dead in his room at the family’s home at Mall Avenue. UP. His last rites will be performed in Lucknow.However, no official statement from the Madhya Pradesh government has been issued in this regard so far.
Both father and son had been named in an FIR or police complaint in connection with a multi-crore exam scam involving politicians and government officials.
Mr Yadav, who has been governor since 2011, has been accused of taking money from candidates applying for the position of Forest Guards in 2013. He has been booked for corruption, misuse of his official position and cheating. 70 others have been named in the case.
The 86-year-old allegedly used his letterhead to recommend names of candidates.Shailesh Yadav’s involvement was being investigated by the Special Task Force set up to investigate the case.
The alleged scam involves the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board or Vyapam, which holds exams for positions like medical officers, constables, teachers and auditors for government departments. Candidates allegedly bribed government officials to make it to the list of those who cleared the test, without taking the exam.