CBI Registers 13th FIR in Vyapam Scam

Published: 23rd July 2015 04:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2015 04:25 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:The CBI on Wednesday registered an FIR in the Vyapam scam against 52 persons, taking to 13 the number of the FIRs lodged in the multi-crore-rupees recruitment and admission scandal in Madhya Pradesh.

“We have taken over the probe based on the FIR, which was earlier registered by the Special Task Force, on the allegations of alterations in the OMR sheets from the 2012 transport constable recruitment test by Vyapam employees,” said a CBI spokesperson.

“The process to take over the remaining cases is underway,” a senior CBI officer said. The STF had registered more than 185 Vyapam scam cases and arrested around 2,000 people. Apart from these, the CBI will also probe the mysterious deaths of people connected with  the scam. The Congress claims 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 CBI is expediting the registration of FIRs and preliminary enquiries as it has to submit a status report in the Supreme Court, which on July 9 transferred all Vyapam cases to the agency.

The scam hit national headlines when TV journalist Akshay Singh died in mysterious circumstances after interviewing the parents of Namrata Damor, an MBBS student who was found dead near a railway track in Ujjain in 2012.

AAP Man Moves SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear on July 24 a plea of AAP leader Kumar Vishwas who has joined others, including Congress leader Digvijay Singh in seeking apex court-monitored CBI probe into Vyapam scam cases.


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