The district and session court in Indore sent two men to three years in jail on Saturday after they were found guilty of using fraudulent means during an entrance test for an animal husbandry diploma course in May 2013.
Prakash Bariya of Jhabua district was caught appearing in the test on behalf of Akshat aka Janmant Singh, a resident of Bhilwara in Rajasthan. Bariya was convicted of impersonation while Singh was held guilty of hiring a “bogus candidate” to write on his behalf at the exam held at Indore’s Nutan School.
Additional public prosecutor Prabhulal Malviya said the court of special additional session judge VK Mittal sentenced the duo to jail after investigators proved the charges against them.
The fraud was caught when the exam invigilator cross-checked photographs on the admit card and reported the matter to the exam in-charge at the centre as well as the school principal. Police were subsequently called and a case was registered.
Saturday’s court verdict was seen as a concerted effort spearheaded by the Supreme Court to catch culprits in the Vyapam exam and recruitment scam in the state. The multi-crore scandal in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, or Vyapam, apparently involves politicians, officials and businessmen.