CBI charge sheets six in 2012 state police recruitment test of the Vyapam scam

According to a CBI official statement, a chargesheet was filed against a candidate under Sections 420 before the court of special magistrate- Vyapam cases- in Gwalior recently.

Published: 02nd June 2017 03:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2017 03:28 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHOPAL: The central bureau of investigation (CBI) has chargesheeted six people, including two candidates, three middlemen and an impersonator, in two separate cases of the multi-crore Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

According to a CBI official statement, a chargesheet was filed against a candidate under Sections 420 (r/w Section 511 of IPC) before the court of special magistrate- Vyapam cases- in Gwalior recently.

The premier investigation agency had registered the case on the Supreme Court’s orders in 2015 and took over investigations of the earlier FIR registered against candidate Satendra Singh Kushwah under sections 419, 420 of the IPC and Section 66-D of the Information and Technology Act at Gwalior’s Murar police station in February 2013.

In the FIR, it was alleged that Kushwah had submitted multiple applications for the sub inspector/subedar/platoon commander examination 2012.

Satendra Singh Kushwah was allowed two roll numbers at one examination center (Government Higher Secondary School-02 at Maal Road, Murar-Gwalior).

On September 16, 2012, Kushwah appeared at the exam center with the first roll number, while his cousin appeared for him at the same center with the second roll number.

The probe also revealed that Satendra Singh Kushwah had allegedly filled eight application forms for the recruitment test from a computer center located at Bhind’s Housing Colony.

During the probe, expert opinion on handwritings/signatures and thumb impressions were obtained.

After detailed investigations, the CBI filed a chargesheet against the candidate in the special court at Gwalior, which will next hear the case on July 21.

In another case, the CBI has filed a chargesheet in the court of special judicial magistrate (CBI cases Bhopal) recently against candidate Narottam Singh Yadav, three middlemen Avinash Singh Yadav, Bhagwan Singh Yadav and Prabhat Kumar Mehta, besides an impersonator Rishabh Agrawal under sections 120-B of the IPC (r/w sections 419, 420, 467, 471 of the IPC) and Section 4 (r/w sections 3-D(1)(2) of the Madhya Pradesh Recognised Examinations Act.

The CBI had registered a case and taken over the investigations in compliance with the July 2015 Supreme Court order on the allegations of illegal selection of a candidate in the police constable recruitment test 2012.

It was further alleged that Narottam Singh Yadav had used unfair means to pass the 2012 test by arranging an impersonator through the middlemen.

A middleman and the impersonator, however, could not be identified and tracked by the MP police special task force during the probe, before the investigations were taken over by the CBI in July 2015.

However, the CBI tracked and arrested the two later and produced them recently before the court along with the chargesheet. The special court sent the accused into judicial custody while the other three accused are presently on bail.

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