ED files first chargesheet in Vya­pam scam

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THE En­force­ment Direc­torate (ED) on Fri­day filed a chargesheet in the Vya­pam scam case of Mad­hya Pradesh and charged al­leged mas­ter­mind Dr Jagdish Sa­gar and oth­ers un­der the anti-money laun­der­ing law, the agency said.

It said that apart from Sa­gar, Dr Vinod Bhan­dari, ex-chair­man of Sri Aurobindo In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sci­ences (SAIMS), and oth­ers have been named as ac­cused in the pros­e­cu­tion com­plaint filed be­fore a spe­cial Pre­ven­tion of Money Laun­der­ing Act (PMLA) court here.

This is ED’s first chargesheet in this case and a sup­ple­men­tary com­pli­ant could be filed in fu­ture as in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing, a se­nior of­fi­cial said.

The agency had named for­mer State Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Laxmikant Sharma and 27 oth­ers in its FIR reg­is­tered af­ter tak­ing cog­ni­sance of a clutch of FIRs of the Spe­cial Task Force of the state.

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