Press Release
New Delhi, 08.02.2018

           The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a chargesheet against 87 accused persons including 72 candidates, 4 Vyapam officials and 11 private persons/middlemen u/s 120-B r/w 420, 467, 468 & 471 of IPC, Sec. 13(2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of PC Act, 1988, Sec. 66 of IT Act and Section 4 r/w 3(D)(1)(2) of MPRE Act in the Court of 9th ASJ, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) in a case relating to irregularities in Samvida Shala Shikshak Patrata Pariksha Varg-2 Exam -- 2011 conducted by Vyapam on 19.02.2012.

           CBI had registered a case on the orders of the Honourable Supreme Court of India dated 9th July, 2015 passed in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 417/2015 along with various other petitions and taken over the investigation of FIR No. 20/2013, earlier registered by Madhya Pradesh Police u/s 420, 467, 468, 471,120 B of IPC, 65/66 of IT Act, 4/3 (D) (1)(2) MP Recognized Examination Act, 1937 against 36 candidates; 07 middlemen & 04 Vyapam officials on the allegations that the marks of the accused candidates had been illegally inflated. During STF Investigation, the files contained in the Hard Disk of the computer of accused Vyapam official were recovered, which indicated that marks of certain candidates had allegedly been increased to make them qualify the Contractual School Teachers Eligibility Test, 2011. The same were verified with the OMR answer sheets of the candidates and it was found that marks of 73 candidates had allegedly been increased, in the final result, to make them qualify the examination.

            CBI has conducted thorough investigation including digital evidence in selection of candidates and also alleged irregularity in the appointment of Controller Vyapam. It was alleged that the name of said Vyapam official had not even figured in the panel containing 03 names for the appointment of Controller Vyapam. It was revealed during investigation that the said Vyapam official later facilitated the illegal selection of certain candidates sponsored by one of accused in the chargesheet.

            Investigation further revealed that Public Servant and other private persons had allegedly collected the examination details viz roll number, form number etc. of the candidates and provided the said details to Principal System Analyst, Vyapam. The examination details so received by said Principal System Analyst were allegedly entered into a digital file on the computer, which contained the details of the candidates along with their names/roll numbers and the names of the middlemen who had sponsored the candidates. Just prior to the declaration of the result, then Principal System Analyst created another database in respect of the candidates whose marks he intended to increase. In the result data base, he allegedly 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 73 accused candidates were deleted from the original result file. The details of the candidates along with the inflated marks from the database were appended at the end of the result file. It was also alleged that no change in the OMR Answer Sheets could be made by him, which contained the original marks obtained by the accused candidates, which were less than the marks declared in the result.

           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.