Vyapam Scam: Member of People's Medical College admission committee sent to jail
Bhopal: Admission Committee member of People's College of Medical Sciences and Research, Vijay Kumar Pandey, was sent to jail after he surrendered before a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court, in regard to Vyapam scam.
The Vyapam scam is an admission and recruitment fraudulent scheme, beginning in 1995, involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board(MPPEB).
In October last year, the CBI virtually gave a clean chit to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam scam, striking down senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's allegations.
Singh had alleged that computer hard disc drives, seized from an accused, purportedly carried reference of the letters CM Chouhan, have been tampered with.
The scam involved 13 different examinations, conducted by Vyapam, for selection of medical students and state government employees, including food inspectors, transport constables, police personnel, school teachers, dairy supply officers and forest guards.
The examinations were taken by around 3.2 million students.
Vyapam scam is also known for the deaths.
A number of people connected to the scam and its investigation died during the course of the investigation.
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