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Report Dated June 20, 2016 3:46 PM
The Bihar School of Examination Board has summoned principals of 4 intermediate colleges after India Today exposed how rate cards were fixed in Bihar institutions for passing and topping exams, and how well oiled the nexus is that involved education mafias, officials from the BSEB, as well as politicians.
The principals have been told to appear before the Board and face an inquiry. If they do not appear it will be assumed they have nothing to say and adequate proceedings will be initiated against them. The Board also constituted a committee to carry out an inquiry into the exposed allegations.
The four principals are from the Sant Kabir Mahant Ram Dayal Das College, the Sanjay Singh Higher Secondary College, the Vasudev Singh Higher Secondary College and the Ram Videshi Singh College.
Report Dated October 17, 2015 4:00 PM
The Central Bureau of Investigation busted open a scam in which contractors peddled counterfeit packaged drinking water on board trains with the help and compliance of railway officials.
The CBI seized some Rs.200 million cash in raids that they recovered during searches of 13 locations, and found that two former Northern Railways officials and seven private companies in Delhi and Noida were involved.
CBI officials said the scammers supplied water other than the Indian railway’s own Rail Neer brand on board trains.
A case has been registered against the former Chief Commercial Managers of the Northern Railways, MS Chalia and Sandeep Silas.
Report Dated July 5, 2015 3:01 PM
Akshay Singh, 35, from the India Today channel, died in the middle of an investigation into the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam. He was interviewing the family of a woman whose
death in Jan 2012 is shrouded in mystery, when he was rushed to hospital after he complained of uneasiness in Jhabua.
Police said prima facie there was nothing suspicious about Singh’s death but the post mortem report is awaited. State home minister Babulal Gaur also said a decision on whether the death needs investigation will be taken after the autopsy report is received.
At least 38 other people linked to the scam have died, many in different circumstances and Chief Minister Shivrag Singh Chouhan has come under increasing pressure over the scam with Congress launching a series of agitations against a ‘systematic elimination’ of people linked to the scam.
Around 2000 people have been arrested in connection with the scam that involves politicians, bureaucrats and middlemen. The scam involves scamsters employing impostors to write the tests conducted by the board for admission to various courses and government jobs, and supplying forged answer sheets by bribing officials between 2012 and 2013.
Report Dated July 2, 2015 12:33 PM
The Ghaziabad Development Authority has suspended five officials in connection with a Rs.72 crore underground cable scam.
The scam was carried out in 2010-11 after which the then VC had submitted a report, on the basis of which the five officials – Ramangina Tripati, Amrit Pal Singh, Rajveer Mawi, Kamlesh Pandey and Nikhil Bhatt were suspended in June.
Report Dated June 29, 2015 3:36 PM
Narendra Singh Tomar, 30, an accused in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), scam died under mysterious circumstances. 24 accused and witnesses in the case have died so far.
Tomar a veterinarian, complained of chest pain and was rushed to hospital where he died.
He is an accused in the pre-medical test conducted by the MPPEB in 2009 and was in Indore district jail since February this year. He was said to have arranged for impostors who wrote the papers in place of the genuine aspirants.
Tomar’s brother Vikram alleged his brother was murdered inside the prison to cover up the crimes committed by others. He demanded a CBI probe into Tomar’s death.
Though the exact cause of death was not ascertained a case was registered and a magisterial inquiry has been ordered.