Published On : Thu, Sep 24th, 2015

Vyapam scam: CBI conducts raids in U.P., M.P.

Bhopal/Nagpur: “Among the locations where raids were conducted are Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Rewa, Jabalpur, Lucknow and Allahabad,” a CBI official said.

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday raided around 40 locations in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in connection with the Vyapam scam, an official said.

“Among the locations where raids were conducted are Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Rewa, Jabalpur, Lucknow and Allahabad,” a CBI official said.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has so far registered 83 FIRs and launched 12 preliminary inquiries into the Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam), or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam.

The scam that involves several admission-cum-recruitment irregularities and also has 40 deaths linked to it.

48 deaths

Noting that it will not allow even one more death, the Supreme Court transferred all criminal and death cases linked to the Vyapam scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation for a “fair and impartial” probe.

The Supreme Court has ordered a CBI probe into the multi-crore cash-for-jobs scam in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board that has resulted in unexplained deaths of key accused and witnesses.