Arrest warrant issued against accused for skipping VYAPAM hearing

The Central Bureau of Investigation Special Court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against the accused persons who were not present for VYAPAM case hearing.

Published: 23rd November 2017 11:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2017 11:20 PM   |  A+A-

CBI main office in New Delhi (File | PTI)

By ANI

BHOPAL: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against the accused persons who were not present for VYAPAM case hearing.

The court has granted bail to 15 accused, who appeared before the court, on Rs 1 lakh bond.

The CBI, earlier in the day, filed a chargesheet against 592 persons, in a case relating to alleged irregularities in Pre Medical Test 2012 conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board,  VYAPAM.

It filed the chargesheet against 592 accused, including four former VYAPAM officials, three private persons/ racketeers, 22 middlemen, 334 solvers and beneficiary candidates and 155 guardians of beneficiary candidates.

The four ex-VYAPAM officials are then director Pankaj Trivedi and former system analysts Nitin Mohindra, Ajay Kumar Sen and CK Mishra.
 
Apart from them, the chargesheet also includes names of 46 invigilators, two then officers of the Department of Medical Education, Madhya Pradesh including the then Director and 26 officials of the four Private Medical Colleges based at Bhopal and Indore including Chairman of said Medical Colleges.

The chairmen of four Private Medical Colleges are Ajay Goenka of Chirayu medical college, SN Vijaywargiya of Peoples Medical College, JN Chowkse of LN medical college and one Suresh Singh Bhadauria.

“The CBI has filed the chargesheet against 592. Out of 592, some were accused of allotting reserved seats to eligible candidates,” said CBI advocate Satish Dinkar.
 
The VYAPAM scam is an admission and recruitment fraudulent scheme, beginning in 1995, involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB).

Earlier on October 31, the premier investigating agency had filed a charge sheet against 490 accused in a case relating to alleged irregularities in PMT-2013 Examination conducted by VYAPAM.

The CBI investigation discovered that some racketeers along with their accomplices allegedly arranged solvers for beneficiary candidates in the said examination.

The pairing of respective solvers-beneficiaries was being done by the racketeers by getting the roll numbers of these solvers-beneficiary candidates manipulated through VYAPAM officials, such that a beneficiary candidate was seated right behind his solver.

This enabled the beneficiary to cheat and copy the answers from solver.

It was further alleged that after the PMT 2012 results were declared, solver candidates were encouraged by the middlemen/ racketeer in conspiracy with the accused officials of the four Private Medical Colleges to opt for these four colleges during the counseling for PMT 2012.

It was also alleged that after allotment of the MBBS seat from state quota in the four Private Medical Colleges, these solver candidates did not take actual admission in these colleges.

The college administration and the college admission committee of these four Private Medical Colleges allegedly gave false information that these students had taken admission in the college.

This was done to block the state quota seats so that further counselling of successful candidates, who were next in the waiting list, was not done.

The solver students, who after counseling, had been allocated to these four Private Medical Colleges were allegedly given monetary payments through middlemen for vacating the seats.

Thereafter, these Private Medical College authorities admitted students of their own choice from without following the due process. Majority of the students, who were admitted, had not even taken PMT Exam.

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