Vyapam Scam: A special CBI court on Tuesday sentences eight convicts to 7 years in jail in connection with the 2012 Madhya Pradesh Police recruitment test. Eight convicts - Rajesh Dhakad, Kavindra, Vishal, Kamlesh, Jyotish, Naveen - include 3 candidates, 3 solvers and 2 middle men. They have also been penalised with Rs 10,000 each. The CBI had registered chargesheet against 10 people in district court. Two accused have been acquitted.
A special CBI court had on July 31 sentenced two people to seven years imprisonment in the same case. Omprakash Tyagi (35) and Satish Jatav (35), both residents of Morena district were also fined Rs 10,000 each.
As per the prosecution, candidate Tyagi paid Jatav Rs 1,25,000 to pass the constable recruitment test and the latter hired one Prakhar Trivedi to write the test using forged admission card and other documents. Trivedi, incidentally, died in a car crash during the course of the trial, Dinkar said.
The CBI had also filed a supplementary chargesheet against 73 of them with respect to a pre-medical test conducted in 2012. While 54 of them have been accused of manipulating digital data and the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) answer sheets, 19 face the allegation of impersonation.
According to reports, more than 100 persons arraigned by the CBI in connection with the Vyapam scam cases have been convicted so far.