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Poll: Will the real culprits of Vyapam scam ever be arrested?

india Updated: Jul 06, 2015 15:02 IST
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When a professional examination scam broke in Madhya Pradesh in 2013, authorities thought it was just another case of candidates paying touts to get into a coveted college or secure a plum government job.

Now over two years later, the irregularities have snowballed into a massive multi-layered scam that has claimed the lives of more than 40 whistleblowers, accused and witnesses with others saying they received death threats as the top leaders find themselves embroiled in the scandal.

In spite of mounting protests by Opposition parties, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ruled out a Central Bureau of Investigation probe and state minister Babulal Gaur has even said all deaths natural.

Police say the fraud, also known as the Vyapam scam from PEB's Hindi acronym, involved multiple rackets that helped candidates rig the examinations for money, including employing imposters to write test papers, manipulating seating arrangements as well as supplying forged answer sheets.

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