CBI Registers Five More Cases in Vyapam Scam

Published: 04th August 2015 10:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2015 10:20 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: In an attempt to quickly take over probe in Vyapam scam related cases, CBI today registered another five cases related to alleged irregularities in the conduct of the examination by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board.

CBI spokesperson said first has been registered against three accused persons on the allegations of cheating by personation in PMT, 2010.

She said here that second case on the allegations of cheating by personation in PMT, 2009 whereas the third case is against two persons on the allegations of cheating by personation in PMT 2010 Examination and subsequently getting admission in a Medical College at Jabalpur (MP).

The spokesperson said the fourth case has been registered on allegations of cheating by personation in Police Constable Recruitment Test 2012 and fifth case on allegations of cheating by personation against one accused person in relation to PMT 2009 conducted by Vyapam.

The cases have been registered under IPC sections related to cheating, forgery among others.

On July 31, the Supreme Court bench had said CBI should be in a position to complete within six weeks the task of appointing lawyers to prosecute the cases in various special CBI courts in Madhya Pradesh. It expressed disagreement with CBI's contention that stress should be laid on setting up more special courts, at least five in Bhopal.

Huge irregularities in recruitments for various government jobs by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, or Vyapam, are being probed by CBI following a Supreme Court direction in this regard. Professionals, high-profile politicians and bureaucrats are believed to be involved in it.

Former state Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma and several top bureaucrats are currently in jail in connection with the scam. Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has also been accused of favouring some aspirants.

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