Vyapam Case: Person sets himself on fire as mark of protest before Ram Naresh Yadav's convoy

| Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 21:09
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Vyapam Case, Ram Naresh Yadav, Protest, Fire, Governor, Bhopal

New Delhi: In a shocking series of incidents being reported from Madhya Pradesh, a local resident on Wednesday set himself on fire as a sign of protest against the MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav.

The local resident of MP set himself on fire on Wednesday, protesting against the leader's alleged involvement in the Vyapam scam. As per reports, the protestor was reportedly demanding that Ram Naresh Yadav, whose term ended on Wednesday, be arrested by the concerned authorities.

As per the video shared by a news agency on social networking site, the incident took place as Yadav's convoy left the Raj Bhawan. The security personnel then rushed towards the protestor to douse the fire. The protestor was later shifted to the nearest hospital.



The Vyapam case is related to alleged irregularities in various entrance and recruitment examinations conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, also known as Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal. The scam came to light in July 2013, and was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation for investigation in 2015.

Since then, the investigation agency has registered 112 cases against more than 2,000 accused, including high-level officials and politicians. Yadav was also booked by the Special Task Force (STF) in connection with a forest guard recruitment scam in 2015. He escaped from being penalised as his post gave him immunity against criminal prosecution.

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