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Vyapam scam: CBI files chargesheet, names 32

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Published : Jan 18, 2020, 6:40 am IST
Updated : Jan 18, 2020, 6:40 am IST

The probe has established evidence on transactions of Rs 6.12 crore in the deals, according to the chargesheet.

 The chargesheet has exposed the modus operandi of the “syndicate” detailing how the answersheets of the particular entrance test were routed to select candidates through middlemen in five phases.
  The chargesheet has exposed the modus operandi of the “syndicate” detailing how the answersheets of the particular entrance test were routed to select candidates through middlemen in five phases.

Bhopal: The “syndicate” that carried out the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh had sold model answersheets of entrance tests for the postgraduate courses in different medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh in 2012 at prices ranging from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 60 each to select candidates, a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the case has revealed.

The CBI filed a chargesheet in the case in a special court here on Thursday evening, naming 32 persons, including one former IAS officer, one ex-IPS officer and a former director of MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), Hindi acronym of which is Vyapam, as accused.

 

The chargesheet has exposed the modus operandi of the “syndicate” detailing how the answersheets of the particular entrance test were routed to select candidates through middlemen in five phases.

According to the chargesheet, the former director of Vyapam, Pankaj Trivedy and former principal system analyst Nitin Mahindra, suggested as kingpin in the scam by the probe, had sold model answersheets to the select candidates through designated middlemen, who included promoter and general manager of a medical college in MP, at prices ranging from Rs 25 to Rs 60 lakh each.

The probe has established evidence on transactions of Rs 6.12 crore in the deals, according to the chargesheet.

 

Ex-bureaucrat R.K. Shivhare and former IPS office K.C. Jain had bought answersheets for their kin, the candidates appearing in the test then, the CBI probe has found.

The CBI had filed chargesheets in three other cases of Vyapam scam including irregularities in recruitments of constables and admissions in MBBS courses earlier.

Vyapam scandal involved irregularities in admissions in MBBS and postgraduate medical courses in different medical colleges in MP and recruitments in class three and class four jobs in various state government departments in the last one and half decades.

MPPEB conducted entrance tests for admissions in various professional colleges in the state as well as recruitments tests for class three and class four jobs in various state government departments.

 

The scam had hogged limelight when 48 people, indirectly or directly involved in the scandal, died during the probe.

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