NEW DELHI: The CBI on Monday registered five more cases in connection with the multi-crore Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. In all, the agency has registered 31 FIRs and 10 preliminary enquires(PE) in connection with its ongoing probe in the sensational scam so far.
While the first case has been registered against two persons on charges of cheating by impersonation in Constable Recruitment Examination 2013(II), the second case has been registered against unknown persons on allegations of leakage of question paper in Patwari Recruitment Examinations 2008.
The third case is against the 24 accused in the alleged illegalities committed in the Police Constable recruitment examination conducted by Vyapam in 2012 and the fourth case has been against four persons on allegations of impersonation by certain persons in respect of three candidates in Vyapam conducted Constable Recruitment Examination-2013.
The agency official said that the fifth case has been registered against two persons on allegations of impersonation by certain persons in respect of one candidate in Vyapam conducted Constable Recruitment Examination-2012.
"Further process of taking over of the remaining cases is under way," the officer said.
On Sunday, the agency had registered eight FIRs related to the scandal.
On Friday, the Supreme Court directed the CBI to inform it within three weeks, the taking over of the probe into most of the 185 cases related to the Vyapam scam. The top court had on July 9 handed over the Vyapam cases to the CBI.
Special Task Force of Madhya Pradesh, which was earlier probing the Vyapam scam, had registered more than 185 cases and arrested around 2,000 people. The agency will also probe the mysterious deaths related to the scam.
The Congress has claimed that more than 45 people associated with the scam have died mysteriously or in accidents and suicides, while the state government has put the figure at 25.
The scam came to limelight after TV journalist Akshay Singh died under mysterious circumstances while interviewing the parents of Namrata Damor, a MBBS student who was found dead near a railway track in Ujjain in January 2012. The CBI has also registered a PE in Akshay's death.