Praveen Yadav, accused in the high-profile Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board or MPPEB scam committed suicide at his residence in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena on Wednesday.
The scam has been in the news for alleged corruption in conducting examinations for recruitment to various state government jobs. The massive recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh, estimated to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore, allegedly been running for the past nine to ten years.
The scam pertains to manipulation in the selection process for government jobs conducted by MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB).
The scam is related to the pre-medical test and recruitment to various government services, including teachers, constables and food inspectors.
The scam first came into light when the local police busted a racket that helped candidates clear the PMT through unfair means. Further investigation led the police to uncover fraud in various other exams for State Government jobs.
Call records later on brought not just senior IAS and IPS officials, retired judges, journalists in the dock, but also the several political bigwigs.
According to a PIL in the Jabalpur Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), which conducts entrance and recruitment tests for admission in medical and engineering courses, and selection in certain Government services, has duped lakhs of candidates by setting up proxy candidates to clear various examinations.
It also alleged that in the last nine years the MPPEB has made nearly Rs 125 crore by charging fees for 150 recruitment examinations, whose results were fixed.