CBI Files 8 FIRs in Vyapam Scam

Published: 06th August 2015 03:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2015 03:04 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:  In a bid to swiftly take up all cases related to Vyapam scam from the Special Task Force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh, the CBI has registered eight more FIRs, taking the  total number of FIRs to 45 and Preliminary Enquiries to 10.

The STF had registered 185 cases and arrested around 2,000 people, including former state Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma and several top bureaucrats, during its probe into the scam earlier.

Of the eight new FIRs, the first case is against three accused on allegations of cheating by personation in Police Constable Recruitment Test, 2013. The second one against 13 people is on the same grounds during the 2012 test. Six accused have been booked in the third case on the same grounds in Pre-Medical Test (PMT), 2010.

The fourth case against 20 people relates to Police Constable Recruitment Test 2013 and the fifth case is against two persons, relating to the same exam in 2012. The sixth case against nine persons also pertains to the 2012 test. The last two cases registered against six persons each relate to the PMT, 2009. 

The cases have been registered under various Sections of IPC and the Madhya Pradesh Recognised Examinations Act, 1937.

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