CBI arrests middleman involved in six Vyapam cases

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a middleman (private person), Dilip Gupta, allegedly involved in six cases of Vyapam ie Forest Guard Recruitment Test-2013, Food and Measurement Recruitment Test-2012, PMT-2012, PMT-2013, Police Constable Recruitment Test-2012 & MP Dairy Federation Co-operative Ltd Recruitment Test-2013.

The said accused was allegedly figuring as middleman in 6 cases pertaining to illegal selection of candidates through manipulations of OMR answer sheets/results in conspiracy with certain Vyapam officials and others. He was absconding since the cases were being investigated by STF, Bhopal.

He allegedly arranged various candidates/scorers for illegal selection through examinations conducted by Vyapam for racketeers who got the candidates selected in connivance with Vyapam officials through manipulation of result/ OMR Answer Sheets/ Roll Numbers, etc.

The Special Judge, CBI, Bhopal had issued an Arrest Warrant in respect of accused, who remained absconding during investigation conducted by STF as well as after the investigation was taken over by CBI. CBI made strenuous efforts to trace him at various locations. Due to relentless pressure by CBI, he was forced to surrender.

The accused were produced on Tuesday before the Designated Court.

CBI had taken over the investigation of cases relating to Vyapam in compliance of the orders dated July 9, 2015 of Supreme Court of India in WP (Civil) 417/2015.