Three employees of the MP Professional Examination Board were sacked on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in several entrance examination scams.
Chairman of the Board MM Upadhyay said senior senior system analyst Nitin Mahindra, system analyst Ajay Kumar and programmer CK Mishra were dismissed from services after invoking MP civil services rules. The three are key accused in as many as 10 cases.
Normally, employees facing criminal charges are kept under suspension, and rarely sacked, till courts dispose of the cases against them.
Sources said that the three were served chargesheets during their suspension period. They had submitted that they would reply in detail once they are out of jail.
"But keeping in mind the severity of charges, disrepute they brought to the organisation, inconvenience caused to lakhs of aspirants of entrance tests and repeated dismissal of their bail applications, it was decided that they should be dismissed," Upadhyay said.
The Special Task Force of the police is investigating the charges against the trio in pre-medical test, police sub-inspector entrance, police constable entrance and other examination scams.
Fresh charges against Bharat Mishra in PEB scam
Meanwhile, the STF on Tuesday filed a supplementary chargesheet before a court, charging Bharat Mishra with providing accommodation in Mandideep to 11 candidates who had managed to lay hand at question papers ahead of pre-PG medical entrance examination.
Bharat, brother of inspector general of police Sonali Mishtra, had provided accommodation to these candidates on Mahindra’s recommendation and received a percentage of the money the candidates had paid to the racketeers who had leaked the questions.
Bharat is also an accused in sub-inspector recruitment and police constable recruitment exam scams and a suspect in others exam scams.
Meanwhile, Mahindra and OP Shukla, former officer on special duty to then higher education minister Laxmikant Sharma were produced before a case after being arrested afresh in police constable recruitment scam-2012. They were sent to STF custody till October 4.