Bhopal, October 31: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a chargesheet in the infamous Vypam Scam in Madhya Pradesh. The CBI also gave a clean chit to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The investigating agency has informed the CBI court that the allegation levelled by Congress leader Digvijay Singh and Prashant Pandey was false and had no basis.
According to a report, the chargesheet accuses 490 persons of playing a part in the scam. The CBI further said that there was no tampering with the evidence related to the scam, which involved irregularities in admissions and recruitments.
What did the investigators find out:
- The CBI had seized a Hitachi HDD from Nitin Mohindra’s office on July 18, 2013. The disk which was installed in his computer was purchased by Vyapam.
- All five excel sheets in the pen drive provided by Prashant Pander were created or modified on July 18, 2013.
- The pen drive provided by Pandey to High Court was created subsequent to the seizure of the hard disk.
- CBI said that they have found no grain of truth that the hard disk was tampered.
Vyapam scam was one of the biggest scam admission and recruitment scam of India that involved politicians, doctors, senior officials and businessmen in Madhya Pradesh.
The scam involved a number of undeserving candidates who bribed politicians and Vyapam officials through middlemen, to get high ranks in MPPEB entrance tests. The scam also led to between 23 and 40 ‘unnatural’ deaths of people who were allegedly involved with the case.
Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known as ‘Vyapam’ is a self-financed and autonomous body incorporated by the state government responsible for conducting several entrance tests in the state.