BHOPAL: The Special CBI Judge for Vyapam cases in Bhopal, on Monday sentenced 31 accused, including candidates, impersonators and middlemen.
While one of the accused was sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment, 30 others were sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment.
Most of the convicted people hail from Bhind, Morena, Datia, Gwalior, Bhopal and some areas in Uttar Pradesh. They were sent to Central Jail directly from the court.
On Thursday, the court had found the group of 31 guilty of cheating by impersonation, cheating and forgery in connection with the 2013 police constable exam conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), also known as Vyapam (Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal).
CBI special judge SB Sahu convicted 31 accused, including 12 imposters and seven middlemen, on
different counts, CBI special prosecutor Satish Dinkar said.
The prosecution produced 91 witnesses and pieces of evidence to nail the culprits for cheating by impersonation, cheating, dishonesty, forgery, forgery for cheating and forging documents under IPC sections 419, 420, 467, 468 and 471, he said.