Vyapam scam: Accused sentenced to 4 years’ jail term

Vyapam Scam

Jabalpur, July 31: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday sentenced four years’ jail term to each to the four accused in the Vyapam scam.

The Vyapam scam was an entrance examination, admission and recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh that came into light five years ago. It involved 13 exams conducted for selecting medical students and state government employees, in which the final results were reportedly rigged.

Earlier on July 27, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a charge sheet in the Vyapam case of Madhya Pradesh and charged alleged mastermind Dr Jagdish Sagar and others under the anti-money laundering law.

The chargesheet was filed under Section 45 of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 and consists of 2,505 pages.

Vinod Bhandari, ex-chairman of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS), and others have been named as accused in the prosecution complaint filed before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court here.

Probe into the Vyapam scam revealed that Sagar and Bhandari connived with Trivedi, Mohindra ad others to secure admission of candidate appearing in PMT (pre medical test) to be conducted by Vyapam by using unfair means , in lieu of money.

According to the reports, Dr Bhandari and Dr Sagar purchased property amouting Rs 8.93 crore and Rs 5.01 crore respectively by the illegal money acquired by them.

The central probe agency’s zonal office here had registered a criminal FIR in March 2014 to probe alleged financial irregularities and laundering instances in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam, also called Vyapam


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