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Row over Vyapam deaths a result of police goof-up: CBI

The controversy over Vyapam scam-linked deaths erupted as Madhya Pradesh police included the names of dead people as accused in its FIRs registered in the cases related to the admission and recruitment scam, the CBI has found.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2017 23:51 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
CBI officials coming out of the residence of Nitin Mahindra , main accused in VYAPAM scam, after conducting search in Bhopal.
CBI officials coming out of the residence of Nitin Mahindra , main accused in VYAPAM scam, after conducting search in Bhopal.(Hindustan Times Files )

The controversy over Vyapam scam-linked deaths erupted as Madhya Pradesh police included the names of dead people as accused in its FIRs registered in the cases related to the admission and recruitment scam, the CBI has found.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was entrusted with looking into the alleged conspiracy to eliminate suspects booked in the admissions and recruitment scam in MP. The probe agency was asked to investigate deaths of 24 individuals.

Among the 24 deaths, 16 took place much before the deceased were booked in the scam by the state police, the probe has found, ruling out any conspiracy. The remaining deaths were due to natural causes, the agency said.

The probe has found that there was nothing suspicious about 23 deaths in which 15 preliminary enquiries were registered by the CBI. All the 15 enquiries have been closed by the agency.