NEW DELHI: CBI today registered three more FIRs into alleged corruption in the conduct of examinations and recruitment tests conducted by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board known as Vyapam.
With today's three FIRs the total number of FIRs registered by CBI reached 56. The CBI registered a case against eight persons for alleged cheating by impersonation in Pre Medical Test, 2004 while the second FIR is against eleven persons for impersonating as candidates during PMT, 2005 and helping to secure admission in MBBS courses.
CBI registered third case on allegations of cheating by personation in Constable Recruitment Examination, 2012 against seven persons, agency spokesperson said here today.
"On the directions of Supreme Court of India, CBI has taken over the investigation of the said FIRs which were earlier registered by the Madhya Pradesh Police. Further process of taking over of remaining cases is under way," she said.
The issue of Vyapam scandal has snowballed into a major political issue with Lok Sabha being adjourned today after opposition continued its protests over Lalitgate and Vyapam issue.
Allegations of rampant corruptions surfaced in professional examinations conducted by Vyapam after RTI queries showed alleged involvement of top functionaries of state government offices.
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.