Bhopal: The Special Judge, CBI, Vyapam cases, in Bhopal – the capital of the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh – has convicted 2 accused Om Prakash Tyagi, candidate & Satish Jatav, a middleman and sentenced them to undergo seven years Rigorous Imprisonment in a VYAPAM case related to Madhya Pradesh Police Constable Recruitment Test – 2013.
The Trial Court found the two accused guilty and convicted them.
VYAPAM is the short form of Vyavsayik Pariksha Pathyakram – a name that was later changed to Professional Examination Board after the massive VYAPAM Scam had got exposed and hit the headlines for rampant corruption in admissions to medical colleges and recruitment for government posts in Madhya Pradesh. There was allegation of massive underhand dealings and payment of bribe for admissions and recruitment even in State Police and word had spread in knowledgeable circles that this had become the order of the day. Many of those having links with VYAPAM functionaries or directly handling its affairs, including the then Education Minister, were arrested and sent to jail in this case.
CBI had registered the VYAPAM case and taken over the investigation on 27 August 2015 from MP Police in compliance of the orders the 9 July 2015 orders of the Supreme Court of India. The case was earlier registered on the allegations of impersonation in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (VYAPAM) by candidate Om Prakash Tyagi who had arranged the impersonator through a middleman for passing the written examination of PCRT-2013.
After investigation CBI filed charge sheet against 3 accused in June, 2016. During trial, one of the accused expired and hence trial against him was abated.