Lucknow: The joint team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and UP Special Task Force (STF) on Wednesday arrested Ramesh Shivhare alias Chandra, one of the main accused in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam also known as Vyapam scam.
According to reports, Shivhare was wanted in seven cases related to Vyapam scam.
He was arrested from 3 Avas Vikas Parishad in Kalyanpur Police Station of Kanpur district in Uttar Pradesh, Superintendent of Police STF Dr Arvind Chaturvedi said.
Addressing a press conference, Dr Chaturvedi said, ''The STF was following him from many days. He was arrested following a tip off.''
''Shiv Hare was running a coaching and was accused of providing solver in the examination,'' he added.
The CBI is probing the case to know about his syndicate.
The central probe agency will produce him in the court today and request for transit remand.
He will be later taken to Bhopal.