CBI registers 8 more cases in Vyapam scandal

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New Delhi, Aug 5: CBI on Wednesday registered eight new FIRs in connection with its probe in alleged irregularities in the conduct of recruitment and admission tests undertaken by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board also known as Vyapam.

CBI spokesperson said first case has been registered against three accused persons on the allegations of cheating by impersonation in Police Constable Recruitment Test 2013.

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The Second case has been registered against 13 persons on allegations of cheating by impersonation in Police Constable Recruitment Test 2012 conducted on September 30, 2012 while third case is against six persons on the allegations of cheating by impersonation in PMT 2010 examination, she said.

The official said fourth case is against 20 persons, on the allegations of cheating by impersonation in Police Constable Recruitment Test 2013.

She said fifth case is against two persons, on the allegations of cheating by impersonation in Police Constable Recruitment Test 2012 and sixth case is against nine persons, on the allegations of cheating by impersonation in Police Constable Recruitment Test 2012.

The official said seventh case is against six persons on the allegations of cheating by personation in Pre Medical Test, 2009 and eighth case is against six persons on alleged cheating by impersonation in Pre Medical Test, 2009.

The agency has speeded up taking over of Vyapam cases after getting nudge from Supreme Court which had directed it to complete the process by August 24 and inform the apex court.

On July 31, the Supreme Court bench had said CBI should be in a position to complete within six weeks the task of appointing lawyers to prosecute the cases in various special CBI courts in Madhya Pradesh.

It had expressed disagreement with CBI's contention that stress should be laid on setting up more special courts, at least five in Bhopal.

Huge irregularities in recruitments for various government jobs by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, or Vyapam, are being probed by CBI following a Supreme Court direction in this regard.

Professionals, high-profile politicians and bureaucrats are believed to be involved in it.

PTI

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