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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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The CBI Arrests Two Senior Retired Officers Of Bank Of India

The agency in an FIR had said that the DPIL, which manufactures electric cables and

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The CBI Arrests Two Senior Retired Officers Of Bank Of India: Bank Of India Fraud
The CBI Arrests Two Senior Retired Officers Of Bank Of India: Bank Of India Fraud. IANS

The CBI today arrested two senior retired officers of Bank of India in connection with alleged loan fraud of Rs 2,654 crore by Vadodara-based Diamond Power Infrastructure Ltd. (DPIL) in the bank. V V Agnihotri and P K Shrivastava, retired GM and DGM respectively, had allegedly granted undue favours to the company in granting credit limits, the officials said.

They said both have been arrested today and will be produced before special court in Ahmedabad tomorrow.The promoters of the company were arrested in April this year. The agency in an FIR had said that the DPIL, which manufactures electric cables and equipment, is promoted by Suresh Narain Bhatnagar and his sons Amit and Sumit, who are also the directors of the firm.

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The loan, it said, was declared a non-performing asset in 2016-17. “It is alleged that the DPIL, through its management, fraudulently availed credit facilities from a consortium of 11 banks (both public and private) since 2008, leaving behind an outstanding debit of Rs 2,654.40 crore as of June 29, 2016,” the agency had said. (IANS)

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