CBI registers three more cases in Vyapam scam

Friday, 7 August,Bhopal: The CBI on Friday registered three separate cases against five persons in connection with alleged irregularities in the conduct of admissions and recruitment examinations by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board also known as Vyapam.

CBI Spokesperson said here today the first case is against two persons regarding alleged illegalities committed in the Police Constable Recruitment Test 2014 conducted by Vyapam while second case is against two persons regarding alleged illegalities in the same examination in 2013.

The third case has been registered against one accused person, regarding alleged illegalities in the examination conducted in 2012, the Spokesperson said.

CBI has taken over the investigation of these three FIRs, which were earlier registered by the Madhya Pradesh Police, on the direction of Supreme Court, the statement said. The cases have been registered under IPC sections related to cheating, forgery among others.

The Supreme Court had given a rap on the knuckles of CBI asking its take over probe in all the Vyapam cases by August 24. It expressed disagreement with CBI’s contention that stress should be laid on setting up more special courts, at least five in Bhopal.

Huge irregularities in recruitments for various government jobs by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, or Vyapam, are being probed by CBI following a Supreme Court direction in this regard. 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.