Court gives nod for polygraph test on Vyapam scam accused

Court gives nod for polygraph test on Vyapam scam accused

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July 21, 2016

Court gives nod for polygraph test on Vyapam scam accused

Indore: A Special Court has allowed CBI to conduct polygraph test on an accused in Vyapam scam related to pre-medical test (PMT) conducted in 2009.

Judicial Magistrate Raghvendra Singh Chauhan, who presides over the Special CBI Court, yesterday gave a go-ahead to the Central agency to subject the accused, Deepak Sharma, to polygraph (lie detector) test.

“CBI suspects Sharma played a key role in arranging a fake student for appearing in pre-medical test conducted in 2009,” the agency’s advocate, Ranjan Sharma, told the Court.

The exam was conducted by Vyapam, also known as Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, for admission in medical courses.

During interrogation Deepak kept changing his statements, leading the agency to move the Court with a plea to subject him to polygraph test.

The Court accepted the plea and the 30-year-old accused, who hails from Bhind district, has given his consent to undergo the test, he said.

The premier agency will now decide the date and place of the test.

CBI had filed a case against Deepak and others at Sanjogitagang police station here after the Vyapam scandal came to light.

The Central agency took over the probe into this and other cases related to the scandal last year on direction of the Supreme Court.

The scam refers to irregularities in entrance exams conducted by Vyapam for admission in professional courses and recruitment in Government jobs in Madhya Pradesh.

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