Vyapam scam: CBI files five more FIRs

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The CBI on Monday registered five new FIRs in connection with its ongoing probe into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

The first case was registered against two people on charges of cheating by impersonation in the constable recruitment examination 2013 (II).

The second First Information Report was registered against some unknown people on the charge of leak of question paper in the patwari recruitment examination 2008 held under Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam), or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB).

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered the third case for cheating by impersonation against 24 accused in the police constable recruitment examination conducted by Vyapam in 2012.

The fourth case was registered against four people for impersonation in respect of three candidates in constable recruitment examination-2013.

The fifth case was registered against two persons for impersonation by certain persons in respect of one candidate in constable recruitment examination-2012.

The FIRs were registered on charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy, and under the Information Technology Act, Prevention of Corruption Act and the Madhya Pradesh Recognised Examination Act.

The CBI has already registered 27 FIRs and launched 11 preliminary inquiries into the Vyapam scam.

The Supreme Court on July 9 handed over the Vyapam cases to the central agency from July 13. Over 40 people linked with the scam have died under mysterious circumstances or committed suicide.

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