Vyapam scam: CBI arrests chairman of Bhopal-based medical college

March 22, 2018 04:23 pm | Updated July 28, 2019 06:32 pm IST - NEW DELHI

The head office of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, Vyapam, in Bhopal. File

The head office of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, Vyapam, in Bhopal. File

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested J.N. Chouksey, chairman of Bhopal-based L.N. Medical College, in connection with a Vyapam scam case.

The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the 2012 pre-medical entrance test conducted by Vyapam in Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Chouksey had been named in a supplementary charge sheet filed by the CBI in November 2017.

After taking the cognisance, the trial court issued non-bailable arrest warrants against the absconding accused persons. Based on the warrant, the agency arrested the college chairman from his residence in Bhopal and produced him before a court that has remanded him to judicial custody till March 24.

In the charge sheet, it has been alleged that the medical college, as part of the conspiracy, deliberately provided wrong information to the then Director of Medical Education (DME), Bhopal, about the admission of a dummy candidate who was already an MBBS student of 2011 batch inPatna.

The medical college reported to the DME that there were only five vacant seats for the second round of counselling, whereas more than 40 seats were vacant. The college admitted more than 40 students on September 30, 2012, after the counselling process was over, alleges the CBI.

Also, in alleged connivance with Medical Education department officials, the college forwarded the list of admitted students, which was different from the allotment list of the DME.

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