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CBI registers five new Vyapam related cases; total FIRs cross 50 mark

Bhopal: The total number of FIRs in Vyapam scam by CBI on Saturday crossed the 50 mark with five new cases registered by the agency in connection with alleged irregularities in the examinations conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board.

With the registration of five new cases, the total FIRs have touched 53. CBI spokesperson said today that the first case has been registered against three accused regarding alleged illegalities committed in the Police Constable Recruitment Test 2012 conducted by Vyapam.

The second case related to allegations of cheating and forgery against 30 accused persons regarding alleged illegalities committed in the Pre Medical Test 2006 conducted by Vyapam, she said.

The third case has been registered regarding alleged irregularities in the Sub Inspector Recruitment Test 2013, the official said adding that the fourth case is against two accused persons, relating to alleged illegalities committed in Police Constable Recruitment Test 2012.

The spokesperson said the fifth case was against one accused person, relating to alleged illegalities committed in the Police Constable Recruitment Test 2009 conducted by Vyapam.

The probe was handed over to CBI by Supreme Court. Glaring irregularities in recruitments for various government jobs by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, or Vyapam, are being probed by CBI. 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.