The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday searched seven residential premises in Bhopal in connection with the Vyapam scam.
The agency said it recovered incriminating documents during the raids on the premises of seven retired persons, who acted as supervisors for the transport constable recruitment examination and pre-medical tests held in 2012.
The supervisors allegedly played a role in tampering of the OMR sheets of some candidates, who were fraudulently made to pass the two examinations.
Searches were also conducted in Jawra in Morena district on the residential premises of a candidate who appeared for the police recruitment examination.
The CBI had conducted searches on 40 premises across Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on September 24 last year. More than half of those searches were carried out in Bhopal alone as most top officials of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), or Vyapam, live there.
The CBI’s action Saturday comes against the backdrop of questions raised by whistleblowers and the opposition Congress over the time taken by the central agency to take the probe forward.
A special investigation team formed at the instance of the Madhya Pradesh High Court was monitoring the investigation before it was handed over to the CBI in July last year.