Vyapam scam: ED files chargesheet against Mastermind

Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board

Indore, July 14 :The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday 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.If convicted, the accused will be sentenced to seven years of imprisonment.

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.

More than 50 people  were allegedly killed because they were either directly or indirectly linked to the scam or the probe that followed.

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.

Investigation 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.
As per reports, Dr Bhandari and Dr Sagar purchased property worth 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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