Vyapam Scam: Doctor gets 5 years of imprisonment
On Friday, a special court sentenced a doctor involved in Vyapam scam to 5 years of imprisonment and ₹1,000 fine in a fraud case.
In Indore, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court sentenced a doctor in multi-crore Vyapam Admission and recruitment scam. He was given a rigorous five years of imprisonment and ₹1,000 fine. The convict is from Patna, Bihar.
The special Public Prosecutor of CBI, Ranjan Sharma said, “Accused Manish Kumar was caught by the Flying Squad from Khandwa in 2004 while writing pre-medical entrance examination in place of Sant Kumar. A case of cheating was filed in Khandwa against Manish Kumar, Sant Kumar and Tarun Kumar. Later on, Sant Kumar and Tarun Kumar were acquitted by the court for lack of evidence. Manish went missing after being granted bail.” (ANI)
The accused Manish Kumar became a doctor after giving a medical entrance test in Patna while on the run.
The case was handed over to the CBI in 2018 after the Vyapam scam unearthed in Madhya Pradesh. Manish Kumar was arrested by the CBI from Patna. The Bureau presented him before the court for the trial.
CBI while probing the Vyapam scam proved in the court that Manish Kumar had appeared for the pre medical test at a centre on Khandwa Madhya Pradesh, in the name of Sant
This matter came into light when the invigilator at the examination centre found that the name in the admit card was Trivedia but the photo pasted on it, did not match with the face of Manish.
The special public prosecutor argued on the case on behalf of CBI. He presented 21 witnesses in the trial.
The Vyapam scam was an entrance test admission and promotion racket which came into light in Madhya Pradesh in 2013. Many criminal cases have been filed in different states of India.