The CBI has filed a charge sheet against three accused in a case related to its probe in the Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh. The supplementary charge sheet, a CBI spokesperson said, was filed before a court in Gwalior against a solver, identified as Dilip Kumar Pathak, candidate Deshraj Singh and alleged middleman Suresh Jat.
The spokesperson said the agency had registered a complaint in this regard in December last year after the Supreme Court directed the agency to take over probe in Vyapam cases.
“It was alleged that during reconciliation and matching of photograph in PCRT Examination on September 30, 2012, the invigilators at the examination centre at Gwalior found that photograph and signatures in the application form of candidate were not matching with the candidate who was appearing in the said examination conducted by Vyapam.
“It was revealed during investigation that the candidate (Singh) approached a middleman (Jat) to arrange a solver for appearing in the PCRT Examination, 2012 on his behalf,” the agency said. It added that Jat arranged a solver (Pathak) who “impersonated in the examination” on behalf of Singh.
“The state police had earlier filed charge sheet against the three accused persons. During CBI investigation, forensic opinion was obtained from the CFSL regarding fingerprint examination and handwriting which conclusively proved that the solver had allegedly impersonated candidate in the said examination fraudulently,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said the agency also collected additional evidence and added certain sections of IPC and MPRE Act, 1937 in the supplementary charge sheet.
“All the three accused persons appeared before the court at the time of filing of charge sheet on notice. The court cancelled their earlier bail and sent them to judicial custody,” the spokesperson said.
At least 155 FIRs have been registered by the CBI to look into the scam, which relates to alleged massive irregularities in recruitment to government jobs and selection for various professional courses like engineering and medical done by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), abbreviated in Hindi as ‘Vyapam’.