Bhopal, June 15: In what will come as a huge breather to the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said that there is no evidence of an ‘organised syndicate’ in the scam. The agency ruled out political conspiracy at the hands of the state government and has indicated that all 155 cases registered so far, in the scam, are ‘individual’, reports said on Wednesday. CBI will soon release the findings of the probe into the multi million scam involving the Madhya Pradesh’s professional examination board, commonly known as Vyapam.
According to a report by the Times of India, top CBI sources have revealed that there is “no conclusive evidence of a political conspiracy in the Vyapam scam or whether it was run like an organised crime”. Speaking to the paper, a top official said, “Most cases investigated so far appear to be individual cheating and corruption cases, and it is difficult to connect one case to the other. There are only a few cases where the accused are common or middleman have worked together. But all the cases are not connected.” ALSO READ: Vyapam Scam row: SC notice to Home Ministry on PIL seeking removal of Madhya Pardesh Governer Ram Naresh Yadav
“Our probe has also revealed that corruption happened mostly at the junior level, not the political level. However, we are still waiting for several reports of fingerprinting experts, forensic reports of digital experts and document analysis experts, which are taking time,” the official added. 155 cases have been registered in the case, and six chargesheets have been filed by the CBI, in relation with the scam where scores of students paid bribes to politicians and Vyapam officials to get through the entrance tests of several government jobs. The case was transferred to the CBI in July 2015 and a 40-member special investigative team has been probing the case.