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BJP suspends Vyapam scam accused Gulab Singh Kirar

Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suspended party leader Gulab Singh Kirar, who is allegedly involved in Vyapam scam.Kirar was suspended yesterday after CBI named him in an FIR.The agency has also registered an FIR

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 17, 2015 17:10 IST ]
bjp suspends vyapam scam accused gulab singh kirar
bjp suspends vyapam scam accused gulab singh kirar

Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suspended party leader Gulab Singh Kirar, who is allegedly involved in Vyapam scam.

Kirar was suspended yesterday after CBI named him in an FIR.

The agency has also registered an FIR against Kirar's son, Shakti Pratap Singh, for his involvement in scam.

He was also named by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Madhya Pradesh Police last year in the scam but the party did not act against him then.

Currently, Kirar is the chairman of sate backward classes commission.  

A 40-member CBI team earlier this week started investigating the scam.

Around 2,100 people have been arrested in the Vyapam scam, and at least 491 accused are absconding.

Vyapam scam dates back to 2007. It was a massive admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in the state.

Complaints of irregularities while conducting the examinations first surfaced in 2009, and the scam blew over in 2013.

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