NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered seven new FIRs on Thursday relating to multi-crore Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh. With seven new cases, agency has registered in total 52 cases and 10 Preliminary enquires related the scam so far.
The first case has been registered regarding alleged illegalities committed in the Police Constable Recruitment Test in 2012 conducted by Vyapam, against one accused and other unknown accused and the second case pertains to alleged illegalities committed in the Police Constable Recruitment Test in 2013 conducted by Vyapam against one accused person.
The third case has been registered against 25 accused people regarding alleged illegalities in the Police Constable Recruitment Test in 2012. The fourth case has been registered against 12 accused people on the allegations of cheating by personation in Jail Prahari Recruitment Test in 2012.
The fifth case has been filed against 12 accused persons relating to illegalities committed in the Pre Medical Test in 2009 conducted by Vyapam and the sixth case has been registered against nine accused people relating to an alleged illegality in the Forest Guard Examination 2012. The last case has been registered against 17 accused people relating to an alleged illegality in the Police Constable Test 2013.
In total, Special Task Force of Madhya Pradesh, who was earlier probing the Vyapam scam, had registered more than 185 cases and arrested around 2,000 people, including former state Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma and several top bureaucrats. The agency is also probing mysterious deaths related to the scam.
Supreme Court had on July 9 handed over the Vyapam cases to the CBI. The scam came to limelight after Akshay Singh died in mysterious circumstances while interviewing the parents of Namrata Damor, a MBBS student who was found dead near railway track in Ujjain in January 2012. Even as Akshay Singh was talking to the Damor’s father, he began frothing at the mouth and collapsed. The CBI has also registered Preliminary Enquiry in Akshay Singh death.