All of the accused individuals within the Vyapam rip-off, who had been both arrested by Madhya Pradesh police or by the CBI, and had been charge-sheeted, are actually out on bail. Most of them had been granted interim bail by the Madhya Pradesh Excessive Court docket, together with 9 who had been granted conditional bail in March 2022.
Those that had been granted conditional bail by the excessive courtroom are former officers of a personal medical school, who had been accused of dishonest and forgery, amongst different offences, associated to the pre-medical check (PMT 2013) for admissions in MBBS course beneath the multi-crore Vyapam rip-off.
Particular public prosecutor Satish Dinkar, who’s representing the CBI in a Bhopal district courtroom, instructed IANS that every one the accused, who’re but to be convicted, together with Vyapam’s staff, are actually out on bail.
“Solely these are in jail who’ve been convicted in the course of the ongoing trial. A few of them have gotten interim bail and a few conditional bail beneath the authorized process,” Dinkar stated.
The important thing accused within the multi-layer rip-off, which broke out in 2013, embrace Nitin Mahendra (principal system analyst in Vyapam), Ajay Sen (senior system analyst), Pankaj Trivedi (Vyapam examination controller), C.Ok. Mishra and O.P. Shukla, each OSDs to then MP Technical Schooling Minister late Laxmikant Sharma.
Moreover these, a number of organised rackets had been concerned within the Vyapam rip-off, because the CBI had earlier talked about in its reviews. These embrace gangs led by Jagdish Sagar, Sanjeev Shilpakar and Sanjay Gupta, who had been described because the kingpins of the PMT 2013 examination.
Over 2,000 individuals had been made accused, together with authorities officers, middlemen, racketeers, and politicians. Notably, officers posted in outstanding places of work, together with the workplace of the Governor and Chief Minister, had been additionally discovered concerned.
The then MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s son Shailesh Yadav was additionally named as accused within the case. Shailesh was discovered useless beneath mysterious circumstances at his father’s residence in March 2015.
A number of IAS and IPS officers had been additionally discovered to be concerned, instantly or not directly, within the multi-crore Vyapam rip-off. Out of over 2,000 accused within the case, greater than 1,300 are linked with simply two circumstances — PMT exams 2012 and 2013.
Not less than 30 accused and witnesses have died who had been named as concerned in PMT exams 2012 and 2013, Dinkar stated.