The CBI has filed a charge sheet against former Madhya Pradesh Minister Laxmikant Sharma, his Officer on Special Duty and 93 others in one of the cases related to the Vyapam scam. Besides Sharma and his OSD OP Shukla, the charge sheet, filed in a special court in Bhopal, also named Pankaj Trivedi, the then controller of examinations at Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board also known as Vyapam.
The names also include the then principal system analyst in Vyapam, two other officials, six middlemen and 83 candidates. CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said the agency has charged them with criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, violation of IT Act, provisions of prevention of corruption act and others.The case relates to alleged irregularities in the recruitment of contractual teachers through Vyapam in 2011. CBI had registered an FIR in the case in 2015 on the directions of the Supreme Court.