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Irregularities in selection of 1,338 candidates only: Shivraj

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Bhopal:  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday admitted that there were irregularities in selection of candidates through exams conducted by Vyapam, but only in the case of 1,338 people.

Chouhan said over 3.54 lakh candidates have been selected through exams conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam).

The percentage of irregularities was “very low” — around 0.01 percent — but people were trying to defame the state, the chief minister said at a program to honor children from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

“Over one crore candidates have appeared in exams conducted by Vyapam, and 3.54 lakh candidates have been selected, among which irregularities were detected in only 1,338 cases. This is like 0.01 percent,” he said.

Chouhan assured the people that the guilty will not go unpunished.

The Vyapam scam first came to light in 2013. Around 2,100 people have been arrested, while over 40 people, allegedly connected with the scam, have died under mysterious circumstances. It was earlier being investigated by a Special Investigation Team of the state police, but the Supreme Court recently entrusted the matter to the CBI to probe.

(IANS)

 

 

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Kanishk Gold Directors Questioned in Loan Fraud Case

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A Central Bureau of Investigation official told IANS: "Questioning of KGPL Directors Bhoopesh Kumar Jain and Neeta Jain is being carried out at our Bengaluru office." Pixabay

The CBI on Thursday said that it was questioning the directors of Kanishk Gold Pvt. Ltd. (KGPL) in connection with its ongoing probe into the alleged defrauding a consortium of 14 banks led by the SBI to the tune of Rs 824 crore.

Bhoopesh and Neeta Jain had arrived here on Wednesday evening, according to the official.

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The agency also conducted searches at KGPL’s office as well as official and residential premise of accused persons at various places in Chennai. Pixabay

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The questioning comes in the wake of the case it registered against the Chennai-based jeweller on Wednesday for defrauding the consortium of Rs 824.15 crore in the form of loans, now been declared a non-performing asset (NPA). IANS

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