just In : CBI registered two more cases to probe Vyapam scam. The Vyapam scam which started in 2000 again came into the act and CBI filed two more cases on this scam.
CBI registered two more cases to probe Vyapam scam
CBI on Wednesday registered FIRs in two cases related to rigging of examinations, naming among others a member of the Madhya Pradesh Backward Classes and Minorities Commission and his son in Vyapam Scam.
The FIRs have been registered in connection with the Pre-Medical Test of 2010 and the pre-PG Examination 2011.
On Monday CBI taken over all Vyapam scam cases from the Special Task Force of the Madhya Pradesh Police. According to the Congress, 49 people associated with the massive admission and recruitment scam have died mysteriously so far.
About Vyapam Scam
The Vyapam scam is an admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known by its Hindi acronym “Vyapam” (Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal), is a self-financed and autonomous body incorporated by the State government responsible for conducting several entrance tests in the state. These entrance exams are held for recruitment in government jobs and admissions in educational institutes of the state. The scam involved a collusion of undeserving candidates, who bribed politicians and MPPEB officials through middlemen, to get high ranks in these entrance tests.
Vyapam from 2000
Cases on Vyapam are first filed in 2000. Up to 2009, such cases were not thought to be part of an organized ring. When major complaints surfaced in the pre-medical test (PMT) in 2009, the state government established a committee to investigate the matter. The committee released its report in 2011, and over a hundred people were arrested by the police.
CBI named 21 candidates in the FIR
The CBI has named 21 candidates in the FIR in connection with Pre-Medical Test 2010, booking them under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery among others, sources said. In the second case against eight suspects in Pre-PG examination 2011, the agency has registered FIR under same sections.
The names in the FIR include Gulab Singh Kirar, a member of the MP Backward Classes and Minorities Commission and his son Shakti Singh Kirar. Sudhir Bhadauria and Pankaj Trivedi, both former controllers of examination with Vyapam. The premier investigative agency has constituted a 40-member team headed by Joint Director R.P. Agarwal to probe the scam in which several high-profile politicians are accused.