Vyapam scam: Accused files application in special Indore court seeking Hindi translation of chargesheet

Indore: An accused in Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam scam Monday moved an application before a special court in Indore urging it to provide him a Hindi translation of the charge sheet so that he can defend himself.

The CBI, which is investigating the Vyapam scam, filed the charge sheet on 29 June, 2016.

 Vyapam scam: Accused files application in special Indore court seeking Hindi translation of chargesheet

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Umesh Shrivastava moved the application before the special court of JP Singh stating that the prosecution has submitted the charge sheet in English, which is an unfamiliar language for him.

He argued that he is incapable of defending himself as he did not understand the language in the charge sheet.

Shrivastava urged the court to order the CBI to provide him the Hindi translation of this charge sheet.

In a written reply on Monday, the CBI told the court that it has not violated any law by filing the charge sheet in English.

The investigation agency requested the court to reject Shrivastava's application as it is causing unnecessary delay in the hearing.

The court, however, fixed 9 August as the date for the arguments of the parties concerned.

CBI's special public prosecutor Ranjan Sharma said the prosecution had submitted charge sheet under the provisions of Madhya Pradesh Recognised Examination Act and sections of Indian Penal Code against Shrivastava in the court on 29 June, 2016.

He said that in 2011, Shrivastava was the part of the group, which was involved in getting the candidates passed by using the fraudulent ways in the Pre Medical Test (PMT), organised by Vyapam, in exchange of money.

On the basis of this entrance examination, the candidates were given the admission in the government medical colleges of the state.

Vyapam is now rechristened as Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board. The FIR was also lodged against Shrivastava along with his three associates at Sanyogitaganj police station of Indore for this fraud.

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Updated Date: Jul 31, 2017 22:36:23 IST