CBI files chargesheet against three accused in Vyapam scam
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 31-Jan-2017

New Delhi, January 31: 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 was filed before a court in Gwalior against a solver, identified as Dilip Kumar Pathak, candidate Deshraj Singh and alleged middleman Suresh Jat.

A case was registered by CBI on 16.12.2015 against the candidate and unknown persons in compliance of the orders of Honorable Supreme Court of India dated 09.07.2015 and took over investigation of FIR No. 590/12 registered earlier at Police Station, Janakganj against the candidate. It was alleged; inter alia in the FIR that information was communicated through officials of Vyapam that one suspicious person was appearing in the Police Constable Examination, 2012 at Laxmi Bai Smarak, Uttar Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Laskar, and Gwalior on 30.09.2012 in the name of candidate. The suspicious person was brought to the Principal’s room from where he went to toilet and cleverly fled from there. Only OMR Sheet was given to the suspicious person by the time he was detected to be a case of Unfair Means (UFM). During the investigation conducted by the local police, the candidate, the middleman and solver could not be traced.

Investigation made by CBI revealed that the candidate allegedly took the assistance of a middleman who in turn, took assistance of another middleman to arrange a solver to appear on behalf of the original candidate, in the written examination for which the candidate agreed to pay Rs.40,000/- in advance out of a total amount of Rs.2.5 lakh to be paid on getting selected. The middleman allegedly took the amount of Rs.40,000/- and contacted other middleman to arrange a solver and paid him Rs.20,000/- in advance. All the 4 accused persons were identified and traced. Specimen writings of candidate, solver and two middlemen were collected and sent to CFSL, New Delhi for forensic examination. On the basis of expert opinion, records and the identity proof, it was established that prior to the examination, solver, a middlemen and the candidate were present at a hotel in Gwalior. It was also established that the solver fraudulently impersonated the candidate through the said two middlemen and adopted unfair means for attempting selection as a Police Constable in the PCRT Examination 2012 conducted by Vyapam on 30.9.2012.

The Court sent the middlemen to Judicial Custody till 01.02.2017 and issued NBW to other three accused as they did not appear before the court, when the chargesheet was filed.  The public is reminded that the above findings are based on investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established by a fair trial.