Vyapam scam: CBI files chargesheet against 10 people


Bhopal : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed two separate chargesheets in Indore and Bhopal courts against 10 people in two cases related to Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, officials said. In first case, chargesheet was filed against a private person U/s 419, 420, 467, 468, 471 of IPC & Section 3-D(1)(2)/4 of MP Recognized Examinations Act in the Court of Special Magistrate at Indore (Madhya Pradesh) relating to alleged irregularities in the PMT 2009 examination. 

The chargesheet was filed before the special Media udge Raghvendra Singh Chouhan against Purshottam Khoiya under various sections of IPC for impersonation, cheating, forgery etc, a CBI official said. Khoiya is accused of sending a dummy candidate in his name to appear for the PMT and securing admission through fraudulent means in the state-run Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College here.

The multi-crore rupee professional examination scam allegedly involves several high-profile professionals, politicians and bureaucrats as accused. Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known as Vyapam, holds examinations for various posts such as teachers, medical officers, constables and forest guards. The instances of irregularities in PMT are probed separately by the state and Central agencies.

The Supreme Court on 9 July, 2015, handed over the Vyapam cases to the central agency. At least 48 people linked to the Vyapam scam have died, some mysteriously. The CBI has till now registered 155 First Information Reports and six chargesheets in the Vyapam scam. The agency registered its first Vyapam case on 16 July, 2015.