Vyapam scam: Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday filed chargsheet against 592 people including four former Vyapam officials working in PMT 2012 exams. The four former Vyapam officials named in CBI chargesheet are Pankaj Trivedi (the then director Vyapam, Nitin Mohindra (the then Sr system analyst), Ajay kumar Sen (the then deputy system analyst) and CK Mishra (the then programmer), news agency ANI repoted. The list also named some private colleges chairmen including Ajay Goenka, Chirayu Medical College; SN Vijaywargiya, Peoples Medical College; Suresh Singh Bhadauria, Medical College Bhopal and JN Chowkse, LN Medical College, the agency said.
Earlier, the CBI had virtually rejected allegations that computer hard discs seized from an accused purportedly carrying reference of the letters “CM” have been tampered. The CBI findings had come as a major relief for Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who will be facing assembly elections next year. The agency in its charge sheet filed before a special CBI court had stated that forensic analysis of the hard disc drives seized from Nitin Mohindra, an official at Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, has not shown any files having letters “CM” were stored in them.
The chargesheet also rejected the allegations of tampering of the hard disc, which was being considered as the crucial piece of evidence in the multi-crore recruitment scam levelled by Congress leader Digvijay Singh and whistle blower Prashant Pandey, some CBI sources told PTI. It said that Pandey had also submitted two pen drives — to the Delhi High Court and the CBI — carrying excel sheets to buttress his claim that hard disc drives seized by Indore Police in 2013 were tampered to remove 48 instances of the “CM” from the records.
The files carried in the pen drives were altered subsequently, the charge sheet said. The hard disc was seized by Indore police and later handed over to the CBI for forensic examination in 2015 following a Supreme Court order in this regard, the sources said. The Vyapam case is referred to massive irregularities in recruitment for various Madhya Pradesh government jobs. The CBI has registered multiple FIRs to investigate the case.