March 21, 2023

cbi: Vyapam scam: CBI gets MP nod to prosecute top officials | India News – Times of India

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government has permitted CBI to prosecute a former director and a joint director of the state medical education department for their alleged role in the Vyapam scam related to pre-medical test-2013.
CBI officials say this would be ‘the end’ of their investigations into the Vyapam scam. “It was only after a letter from the central vigilance commission that the state government released their sanctions,” said a CBI officer, adding that the chargesheet would be filed before December 30.
After CBI chargesheeted 500-plus people, including some high profile businessmen in the PMT 2012 scam, Vyapam whistleblowers had accused the central agency of overlooking the PMT 2013 case in which they claimed around 200 state quota seats were ‘auctioned’ by six private medical colleges.
Anand Rai, one of the whistleblowers in the Vyapam scam, had filed a complaint before Supreme Court, alleging that state quota medical seats were sold to ineligible students by private medical colleges in PMT-2013. He claims that 270 state quota seats were ‘sold’ to unauthorized students. The private colleges were fined Rs 13 crore by Madhya Pradesh Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (MPAFRC) after Dr Rai’s complaint. They however got a stay on the fine and the state government has failed to get the stay vacated in the last two years.

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