Press Release
New Delhi, 16.01.2018

The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed chargesheet against 95 accused including 83 candidates; 4 Vyapam officials and 8 middlemen in a case relating to irregularities in Samvida Shala Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Varg-3 Examination-2011 conducted by Vyapam in the Court of Special Judge, Vyapam Cases, Bhopal.

CBI registered the case on the Orders dated 09.07.2015 of the Honourable Supreme Court of India passed in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 417/2015 along with various other petitions and taken over the investigation of FIR No.19/2013, earlier registered in STF of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal related to irregularities in Samvida Shala Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Varg-3 Exam -2011 conducted by MP Professional Examination Board (Vyapam). The said FIR was earlier registered u/s 420, 467, 468, 471,120 B of IPC, section 65/66 of IT Act, section 4/3 (D) (1)(2) MP Recognized Examination Act, 1937 against 77 candidates, whose marks were illegally inflated and others including middlemen & Vyapam officials. The STF, Bhopal had filed 04 chargesheets. It was revealed from the files contained in the Hard Disk of the computer of then Principal System Analyst Vyapam that marks of certain candidates were allegedly increased to enable them to qualify the said test. The same were verified with the OMR answer sheets of the candidates and it was found that marks of 84 candidates were increased, in the final result, to make them qualify the examination. One candidate is absconding and investigation is continuing in his case.

Investigation further revealed that the accused public servants and other private persons collected the examination details viz roll number, form number etc. of the candidates and provided the same to then Principal System Analyst, Vyapam. The examination details so received by said Principal System Analyst were entered into a digital file on the computer, which contained the details of the candidates along with their names/roll numbers and the name of the middlemen who had sponsored the candidates. Just prior to the declaration of the result, the said Principal System Analyst created another database in respect of the candidates whose marks were intended to be increased. It was also alleged that In the result data base, he increased the marks as per the requirement of the candidates so as to make them qualify the examination and thereafter the actual marks obtained by the 84 accused candidates were deleted from the result file. No change in the OMR answer sheets could be made. The original marks obtained by the accused candidates, as per the OMR sheets, were less than the marks declared in the result.

After thorough investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.