The Madhya Pradesh high court granted bail to teacher-turned-mining baron Sudhir Sharma in three cases related to the multi-layered Vyapam scam on Wednesday, his counsel Kapil Sharma said.
The court last year granted bail to Sharma -- accused of securing job to certain persons in the recruitment tests for various government posts -- in connection with forest guard service irregularities but he was not released from the jail as three more cases registered against him.
The cases in which Sharma was granted bail include recruitment of special armed force platoon commanders, police constables and Grade II contract teachers.
The mining baron had surrendered before a court in Bhopal in July 2014 after evading arrest for six months.
He was booked under sections of the Information Technology Act and the MP Manayataprapt Pariksha Adhiniyam, 1937 in connection with the irregularities in examination for selection of police sub-inspector/subedar/platoon commander conducted by the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) commonly known as Vyapam.
Bail to Dr Sanjeev Shilpkar
In another Vyapam scam case on Tuesday, the high court granted bail to Dr Sanjeev Shilpkar, accused of being involved in setting roll numbers of some 20 scrorers in the pre-medical test 2012 with help of co-accused Nitin Mohindra.
The court granted bail to Shilpkar stating that he be released on furnishing a personal bond of `5 lakh with one surety in like amount to the satisfaction of the trial court.
The court also directed Shilpkar to surrender the passport before the trial court and a copy of Aadhaar card to the CBI officer and not to leave the district of his residence without prior written permission of the trial court.
Also, the high court directed Shilpkar to appear before the CBI office at Bhopal at 11am on every Monday and before the investigation officer of the case as and when required and furnish his e-mail address and contact numbers and fixed telephone numbers and extends fullest cooperation.
The court said the CBI is free to seek modification or cancellation of the applicant’s bail if there is any violation in the conditions laid down.