Vyapam scam: CBI takes over initial PMT case registered in Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2015 18:03 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered seven cases including the important FIR about rigging in pre-medical test (PMT), a case which was first registered by Indore police in July 2013 and investigation into which had opened the Pandora’s box — the multi-layered Vyapam scam.

The CBI on Friday took over this case that was registered at Rajendra Nagar police station. The agency made 733 persons as accused in the FIR. The case (FIR 539/13) was originally registered by Indore police and later transferred to crime branch and then to the STF before being taken over by the CBI.

The CBI registered seven FIRs and two Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) relating to alleged Vyapam cases. They pertain to cheating, impersonation, forgery, tampering of electronic evidence and other sections. So far 12 charge-sheets have been filed against 480 persons apart from several juveniles, and 516 persons have been arrested.

Besides, six other cases were also registered on Friday. They include two cases about rigging in police recruitment examination 2012 in Bhopal and Bhind districts. The fourth case registered was about cheating by impersonation in PMT 2009. 153 persons have been made accused in this case.

The fifth case is about irregularities in forest guards recruitment examination with 20 persons accused in it, the sixth case is about cheating in PMT and 271 persons have been made accused. The seventh case is against 46 persons who are accused of irregularities in PMT in Sagar district.

PEs registered in two unnatural deaths

Besides, two preliminary inquiries have also been registered into suspected unnatural deaths linked to Vyapam. They include the death of Pramod Sharma, who was an accused in six cases registered by STF and a case registered in Gwalior.

The second PE has been registered into the death of Narendra Pal Singh, a resident of Mahoba (UP). So far the CBI has registered 97 cases in connection with the scam apart from 14 PEs into 22 deaths linked to the scam.

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