The Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the recent spate of death of witnesses in the Vyapam scam and the Asaram case, saying such a thing is happening for the first time in Indian history.
“I think this happened for the first time in Indian history that witnesses are being killed such as in Vyapam case. In Asaram case too, witnesses are being killed,” Congress leader Nabi Azad told the media here.
“This is due to the over one year rule of BJP Government that an environment of lawlessness has been created. Be it the killing of witnesses in Vyapam Case or Asaram case or murder of the journalists,” he added.
In the Asaram rape case, two witnesses have been murdered while another half-a dozen have survived attempts on their life.
As many as 46 people associated with the Vyapam scam as accused or witnesses have died under mysterious circumstances.