CBI files chargesheet in Vyapam scam case, gives clean chit to MP CM

31 Oct 2017

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed chargesheet in Vyapam scam case and gave virtual cleanchit to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Chouhan.

The agency has said that there is no mention of 'CM' in hard disc seized, news agency PTI reported. The scam is related to manipulation in the selection process for government colleges and jobs conducted by the Madhya Pradesh professional examination board or Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam).  It involved the impersonation of candidates, rampant copying, blank answer sheets and fake marks. The CBI is investigating the Vyapam scam on the directions of the Supreme Court.

In April this year, the MP chief minister had deposed before a court in connection with a defamation suit filed by the state government on his behalf against a Congress leader for "maligning" him and his wife in relation to the multi-crore Vyapam scam. The suit was filed against state Congress chief spokesman KK Mishra for purportedly dragging the names of Chouhan and his wife Sadhna Singh in the examination and recruitment scam.

In June 2014, Mishra had alleged in a press conference here that 19 youths from Gondia in Maharashtra, the native place of Chouhan's wife Sadhana Singh, were appointed constables in state Transport department after they cracked a recruitment test conducted by Vyapam.