Main accused in medical admission scam sent to CBI remand

Gaurav Shalin, the prime accused in the scam, was arrested here and produced before a local court which remanded him in CBI custody till September 8.

The accused carried out the racket under the garb of a Mumbai-based coaching centre and was evading arrest since September last year when CBI officials had picked up two doctors who were pursuing their post-graduation at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), here.

The agency had booked Shalin and two doctors after it came to light that the duo had secured admission in the PG course in PGIMER on the basis of impersonation and manipulation.

CBI officials had said that the two obtained admission through the organised racket in which lakhs of rupees had to be paid for admissions in various private and government medical colleges.

Explaining the modus operandi, they said some brilliant students, who were part of the scam, appeared in the entrance examinations by impersonating the aspiring candidates and qualified in the same on behalf of the candidates.

The agency had earlier carried out searches at the premises of Gaurav Shalin in Mumbai to establish further links of the organised racket.

They said that Shalin's main areas of operation included Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Through his coaching centre, he used to offer help to the aspirants to secure admissions in MBBS and MD courses in various colleges in the country.

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