Category Archives: States

CBI files chargesheet against 3 candidates in VYAPAM case

Newsroom24x7 Staff

VyapamBhopal: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against three candidates under Sections 120 B, 419, 420, 467, 468, 471 & 109 of IPC and Section 4 read with 3 D (1), (2) of Madhya Pradesh Recognised Examination Act, 1937 in the court of Additional Sessions Judge, Guna (Madhya Pradesh) in a case related to the massive VYAPAM scam in Madhya Pradesh.

This case was registered by CBI on 6 August 2015 against 12 accused persons following the 9 July 2015 orders of the Supreme Court of India. CBI took over the investigation of FIR No. 270/2009 earlier registered at the Cantonment Police Station of Guna in Madhya Pradesh. The State Police had filed chargesheet against four accused persons and a supplementary chargesheet on 25 March 2015 against a middleman. Further investigation against the accused candidates was kept open by the Local Police.

During investigation by CBI, it was found that the accused candidates were involved in conspiracy with middlemen and the impersonators to cheat during the 2009 PMT examination by making impersonators to appear in the examination on their behalf.

Further investigation against others is kept open under Section 173 (8) of Cr.P.C.

The VYAPAM scam involving the Madhya Pradesh State Professional Examination Board revolves around massive irregularities in medical admission tests and recruitment of staff for many state departments, including contractual teachers and transport constables.

In July 2015, the Supreme Court of India had ordered the transfer of the Vyapam scam case and investigations into the deaths linked with this case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The order had come in response to a petition by Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh and a few whistle blowers who were raising this matter for a long time.

BP Singh will take over as new Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh

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Vallabh BhawanBhopal: BP Singh, a 1984 batch IAS officer, has been appointed the new Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh. He will replace Anthony J C Desa, who is retiring this month

Singh was till recently Additional Chief Secretary Home before he was posted as Officer on Special Duty as a prelude to his elevation as Chief Secretary. He has also held the posts of Principal Secretary Higher Education, Forest and Rehabilitation Commissioner in the State.

Singh has held the post of Managing Director Export Corporation and Managing Director Seeds Corporation in Madhya Pradesh -his parent cadre.

Singh, when he was earlier on deputation to the Centre, has served as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Textiles (19 January 2005 to 31 March 2006). Prior to that, he was Additional Development Commissioner in the same ministry (15 February 2001 to 19 January 2005).

Singh is the senior-most IAS officer of the 1984 batch borne on the Madhya Pradesh cadre.

One killed several injured in crowded Delhi market

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New Delhi: one person was killed and a few others were injured in a blast at the crowded wholesale Chandni Chowk market here on Tuesday.

A labourer who was carrying on his head explosives in a gunny bag was killed on the spot when there was an explosion as soon as he placed the bag on the ground. The explosion was so huge that the sound of the blast could be heard in a half kilometer radius. Several salesmen working in shops near the explosion site were injured and rushed to hospital. Many shops  also were been badly damaged.

The police described this as a low intensity blast but did not rule out terror angle. The explosion during the Diwali festival season has raised concern.

Woman burnt alive in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district

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muzaffarpur-district-biharMuzaffarpur (Bihar): A woman, engaged as a junior engineer with Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gaurantee Act related work in Muzaffarpur district in Bihar has been brutally burnt alive at her home.

When contacted by Newsroom24x7, a police officer posted at the Ahiapur police station said that the crime was detected on Monday 24 October after a complaint was lodged with the Ahiapur police Station in Muzaffarpur district by the victim’s neighbours when stench started coming out of her house located at Bajrang Vihar Colony.

According to available information, the victim Sarita who was in her mid-30s and a mother of two, was tied to a chair and burnt alive at her residence falling under the Ahiapur police station.

According to the police, the owner of the House where the crime was committed was detained for interrogation.