Published On : Wed, Mar 25th, 2015

MP Governor’s son, accused in Vyapam scam, dies

Lucknow/Nagpur: Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s son Shailesh Yadav, who was wanted in connection with the MPPEB scam, reportedly died of brain hemorrhage in Lucknow on Wednesday morning.

Both the Governor and his son are accused in the scam that broke nearly two years ago and involves several other accused from Uttar Pradesh.

While the Governor had challenged the FIR against him, his son was on the run and notices issued to him by the Special Investigation Team (STF) could not be served over last several weeks since his name appeared in a supplementary chargesheet filed in a local court. The Raj Bhavan in Bhopal had refused to accept a notice saying Shailesh did not live there.

The investigating agency was reportedly preparing grounds to attach the properties owned by Shailesh in UP. Veerpal Singh, an accused arrested in November 2014, had alleged that Rs 3 lakh in cash was given to Shailesh in Raj Bhavan to ensure that 10 candidates from Bhind cleared the examination for contractual teachers. None of the 10 candidates were eventually appointed because they did not hold a diploma or a degree in education.

Madhya Pradesh’s octogenarian governor was admitted to a hospital in Bhopal a few days ago. Calling Shailesh’s death suspicious, the Opposition Congress has demanded a probe.