CBI registers FIR against former Controller of Exams Vyapam

CBI on Thursday registered an FIR against the then Controller of Examination, Vyapam, besides 37 others in connection with alleged illegalities committed in the Madhya Pradesh Junior Food Supplies Officer and Inspector, Weights and Measurements recruitment examination, 2012.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 24, 2015, 00:09 AM IST

New Delhi: CBI on Thursday registered an FIR against the then Controller of Examination, Vyapam, besides 37 others in connection with alleged illegalities committed in the Madhya Pradesh Junior Food Supplies Officer and Inspector, Weights and Measurements recruitment examination, 2012.

CBI said the FIR was registered against Pankaj Trivedi, the then Controller of Examinations, Vyapam, suspected to be one of the masterminds of the scam, and Nitin Mohindra, the then System Analyst, Vyapam besides 36 others.

"The FIR is...Against 38 accused including the then Controller of Examinations, Vyapam and the then System Analyst, Vyapam, relating to alleged illegalities committed in the Madhya Pradesh Junior Food Supplies Officer and Inspector, Weights & Measurements recruitment examination conducted by Vyapam in 2012," CBI spokesperson said here today.

The agency also registered two more preliminary enquiries in connection with the deaths of two individuals allegedly linked with the admission and appointment scam in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board also known as Vyapam.

The first PE is regarding 30-year old Ramendra Singh whose body was found hanging at his home in Gwalior in January, 2015. Singh who was a suspected beneficiary and allegedly a proxy appearing for other candidates, according to the state police which probed the death.

The police had claimed that he had committed suicide because of his failed relationship with a colleague.

Singh worked at Birla Hospital and was also attempting to clear post-graduate admission examination which he managed to crack eventually. In the list declared three months after his death in January, he was among successful candidates.

Another inquiry is into the mysterious death of Deepak Jain, an alleged middleman in the PMT scam who had reportedly died in a road accident in Gwalior last year.

The investigation in the case is being handled by a CBI contingent headed by Joint Director R P Agarwal, which also includes SP Vivek Priyadarshi who had successfully cracked 2G spectrum allocation scam.

A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu had on July 9 transferred the probe of all Vyapam cases, including the related deaths, to CBI.

The total number of Preliminary Enquiries have now touched seven.

The agency has so far registered 13 FIRs in connection with various Vyapam scam cases, including the death of an MBBS student Namrata Damor.