Vyapam scam: CBI searches seven places in Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jan 31, 2016 18:05 IST
Vyapam has now been renamed Professional Examination Board. (HT file photo)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at seven places in Bhopal including the residential premises of the retired additional director of the Madhya Pradesh Higher Education department, in connection with an investigation into the Vyapam scam.

The searches were conducted at the residential premises of officers who had acted as supervisors in the Transport Constable Recruitment Examination 2012 and the Pre-Medical Test 2012, organised by Vyapam.

These officers are not booked in the scam yet.

According to CBI sources, the searches were conducted at the residences of the retired additional director CL Sharma and principal DS Dakwale.

Both acted as supervisors in the exam at different centres.

The supervisors had allegedly played a role in the tampering of the OMR sheets of some candidates who were fraudulently made to pass the two examinations, said a CBI release.

Incriminating documents recovered during searches are being scrutinised for further investigation by the CBI.

A total of 56,450 candidates had appeared in the written exam for transport constable recruitment, which was conducted in August 2012.

So far, the CBI has named 35 candidates as accused in the scam.

Searches have also been conducted at the premises of a candidate in the Police Constable Recruitment Examination 2012 at Jawra, located in district Morena.

CBI officials questioned the father of Rati Ram Rawat, the accused in the constable recruitment scam, in Jawra.

Rawat had been arrested in the scam and later released on bail. Rawat was not present at his residence when the CBI team reached.

In the biggest scam of the state, CBI has registered as many as 112 cases of corruption against more than 2000 accused.

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