CBI FILES TWO CHARGESHEETS AGAINST TWO CANDIDATES, THREE MIDDLEMEN & AN IMPERSONATOR IN SEPARATE CASES RELATED TO VYAPAM

Press Release
New Delhi, 02.06.2017

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against a candidate U/s 420 r/w 511 of IPC in the Court of Special Magistrate, Vyapam Cases, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh).

            CBI registered the said case on the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and took over the investigation of the FIR earlier registered against a candidate U/s 419, 420 of IPC & Section 66-D of IT Act at Police Station Morar, Gwalior (MP)on 24.02.2013. It was alleged in the FIR that the candidate had submitted multiple applications in Sub Inspector/ Subedar/ Platoon Commander Examination 2012. He was allotted two roll numbers with one examination centre i.e Government Higher Secondary School-02, Maal Road, Baradari Murar, Gwalior (MP). At the time of examination on 16.09.2012, he himself appeared at the said centre on first admit card/roll number. However for the other admit card/roll number which was also allotted to him, he got his cousin appeared.

            CBI investigation revealed that the candidate has allegedly filed 8 application forms for the said examination from a computer centre based at Housing Colony, Bhind (MP). During investigation, expert opinion on handwritings/signatures and thumb impression were obtained. Expert of CFSL has also opined that candidate had appeared against the first roll number. After thorough investigation, a chargesheet against said candidate was filed. Next date of hearing is 21.07.2017.

            In another case, a chargesheet has been filed in the court of Special Judicial Magistrate, CBI Cases, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) against the candidate; three middlemen and an impersonator u/s under sections 120-B of IPC r/w section 419, 420, 467, 471 of IPC & section 4 r/w section 3-D(1),(2) of Madhya Pradesh Recognized Examinations Act, 1937.

            CBI had registered a case and taken over the investigation of said case in compliance of the orders dated 09.07.2015 of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in WP (Civil) 417/2015 Crime number 2/2015 of STF, Bhopal on the allegations of illegal selection of a candidate in the Police Constable Recruitment Test (PCRT), 2012. It was further alleged that the candidate had used unfair means to pass the said examination by arranging an impersonator through middlemen. The middleman and impersonator both were not identified /traced during investigation conducted by STF Madhya Pradesh before the case was transferred to CBI. Both were arrested by CBI and produced to the court along with the charge-sheet. The Court sent them to judicial custody. Other accused are presently on bail.

            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the 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 after a fair trial.

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