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
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.