CID files charge sheet in PGCET scam

The CID, which is investigating the irregularities in the post-graduation courses entrance test (PGCET) at the Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), submitted the charge sheet in the JMFC II court on Thursday.

The entrance exam was held by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) on January 30, 2011. Charge sheet has been filed against 25 persons, including 11 medical staff, three non-teaching staff and 11 candidates who wrote the exam.

The charge sheet says there was copying during the exam at the VIMS centre. It is alleged that Dr Vinayak Prasanna, assistant professor in the forensic sciences department of VIMS, had got answers written by expert lecturers as soon as the question paper bundles were opened. The answers were fed into the computer, before chits containing the answers were distributed to the candidates, the charge sheet says.

A sum of Rs 30 lakh to Rs 50 lakh was taken from each candidate for the purpose. The charge sheet comprises 14 volumes and 5,000 pages, said CID Superintendent of Police Dr Mahesh and DySP Dr Chalapathi.

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