Bhopal: Initiating its probe in the Vyapam scam, the CBI on Wednesday registered FIRs in two cases related to rigging of examinations, naming among others a member of the Madhya Pradesh Backward Classes and Minorities Commission and his son.The FIRs have been registered in connection with the Pre-Medical Test of 2010 and pre-PG Examination, 2011.
The Central agency had on Monday taken over all Vyapam scam cases from the Special Task Force of Madhya Pradesh police. The Supreme Court while handing over the investigation to CBI had also asked it to probe the deaths of people linked to Vyapam. According to Congress, 49 people associated with the massive admission and recruitment scam have died mysteriously so far.
The CBI has named 21 candidates in the FIR in connection with Pre-Medical Test 2010, booking them under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery among others, sources said.In the second case against eight suspects in Pre-PG examination, 2011, the agency has registered FIR under same sections.
Those named in the FIR include Gulab Singh Kirar,?a member of the MP Backward Classes and Minorities Commission and his son Shakti Singh Kirar.Others named include Former Controllers of Examination, Vyapam, Sudhir Bhadauria and Pankaj Trivedi. The premier investigative agency has constituted a 40-member team headed by Joint Director R P Agarwal to probe the scam in which several high-profile politicians and bureaucrats are accused.