Bhopal, Jul 17: Madhya Pradesh Backward Class Commission member and BJP leader Gulab Singh Kirar, who is named as an accused along with his son in the Vyapam scam, has been suspended by the party following registration of fresh FIR against him by the CBI.
"We have suspended him from the party's primary membership yesterday," state BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chouhan told PTI, when asked about Kirar's status in the party following registration of FIR against him and his son Dr Shakti Singh Kirar in the Vyapam's Pre-PG scam.
Kirar had been untraceable since the scam was exposed and his name figured in it during the STF's probe.
The probe agency (Gwalior STF) had registered a case against Kirar and his son about eight months back. However, state Congress chief spokesman K K Mishra alleged that earlier BJP did not take any action against him.
The Congress had yesterday called a day-long statewide bandh called over the Vyapam scam and stepped up its demand for resignation of state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The CBI has named eight persons in the FIR registered on July 15 in a case related to Pre-PG examination of 2011, which includes Gulab Singh Kirar and his son Shakti Singh Kirar.
The central probe agency has registered five FIRs in connection with the scandal and also launched a probe into the "mysterious" deaths of five persons associated with the scam.