The MP high court on Thursday granted bail to Pankaj Trivedi, one of the key accused in the multi-crore Vyapam scam.
He was granted bail in seven cases under the Vyapam scam, including pre-postgrauate medical test 2012, pre-medical test (PMT) 2012 and recruitment tests of police sub-inspector, transport constable in the transport department, for posts of food controller, data entry operator, various posts of MP State Cooperative Dairy Federation and the weight and measures examination conducted by the MP professional examination board in Bhopal.
Trivedi, an ex- controller of examinations of MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), is suspected to be one of the masterminds of the scam along with various officials of Vyapam including former system analyst Nitin Mohindra.
On July 12, 2016, the court granted bail to Trivedi in four cases of Vyapam scam including the contract school teachers’ recruitment test for category II and III posts and police constable recruitment tests for year 2012 and 2013.
Trivedi allegedly came in contact with the governor’s former officer on special duty (OSD) Dhanraj Yadav and came close to governor’s son Shailesh Yadav who later died in Lucknow.
When the governor was faced with accusations in the Vyapam scam, he was accused of recommending names to Trivedi for appointments as forest guards.
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.