Leave your answer sheets blank: Vyapam officials
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has led a probe of the Vyapam scam which has revealed that government officials had directed the students, who were appearing for forest guard recruitment examinations, to further leave their answer sheets blank and had allegedly filled the spaces with the correct answers themselves.
As per officials, of the probe agency, two of the officials of the Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal or Vyapam, have been arrested in this connection.
The two accused had altogether allegedly helped 87 such aspirants, who were appearing for the recruitment examination in the year 2013. The students also figure as accused in one of the 100 plus cases in the massive admission and the recruitment scam that had first hit the headlines in 2013.
The agency on Tuesday has said that the two Vyapam officials were also arrested on allegations of further tampering with the digital records which have were related to marks/result file of the Forest Guard Recruitment Examination in the year 2013.
Nitin Mohindra, a principal systems analyst and CK Mishra, former assistant programmer in Vyapam’s Bhopal office has also been accused for more than 11 other cases.
Blank places were filled by accused officials
“Officials have been brought in touch with the students through a middleman who have then directed students to answer the questions to which they knew the answers of. The answers that they did not know were told to further leave as blank. The spaces were later filled by the accused officials,” said an official of the CBI. The questions were in a multiple choice format and were corrected digitally.
According to the officials, this duo were arrested on Monday and later presented before a court where they were sent to police custody till November 15. “Moreover, it was alleged that the two accused were responsible for further processing evaluation data of OMR answer sheets which lead to publication of results in respect of FGRT-2013,” said Devpreet Singh, a spokesperson of CBI.
As per CBI, in the cases related to the Vyapam scam, the modus of operandi included use of ‘scorers,’ a name given to an individual who were masquerading as a student supposed to appear for the entrance exams.