A special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh has sentenced five people to seven years in prison in connection with the Vyapam scam.
Special Court Judge Nitiraj Singh Sisodia on Thursday sentenced Kamal Kishore, Amar Singh, Nagendra Singh and Suresh Singh and Ravi Kumar Rajput for their involvement in tampering with a 2013 police recruitment test conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal, popularly known by the acronym ‘Vyapam’.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each, prosecutor Manuji Upadhyay said in a statement, adding that 32 witnesses were questioned along with 220 documents and items.
According to the prosecutor, Kamal, Amar, Nagendra and Suresh had hired people to write the MP’s recruitment test in their place on April 7, 2013. Ravi Rajput wrote the recruitment test for Nagendra, said Manuji Upadhyay.
They were convicted under Sections 419 (imitation), 420 (cheating), 467 (transfer of valuable security), 468 (falsified documents), and 471 (use of forged documents as genuine) and provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Examination Recognition Act. , said CBI special counsel Satish Dinkar.
The Vyapam scam hit the headlines in 2013 after it was revealed that several of the exams he conducted were rigged in exchange for money.
In 2015, the Supreme Court handed over the investigation to the CBI.
The name of Vyapam was first changed to MP Professional Examination Board and then, in February this year, to MP Karmachari Chayan Aayog (Staff Selection Board).
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