Bogus candidates leak paper

Gang uses smartphones to photograph question booklet

The gang members used a bluetooth device and earphones to keep in touch. DH PhotoMohit Choudhary, the mastermind of the All-India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination racket, told police that the paper was leaked with the help of his two associates, who appeared in the examination by posing as doctors.

Kapil Kumar, an MBA from Jamia Milia Islamia University, and Krishan Pratap Singh, an MBA from Institute of Management Technology in Meerut, had appeared as the bogus candidates at a centre in Noida Sector-28.

“Kapil and Krishan used advanced mobile phones — Sony Ericsson Xperia and Nokia Lumia — to take photographs of the question booklet. They had also installed a software that enabled the photographs to be sent automatically to an email ID of the gang,” said Ashok Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime).

Mohit also told police that the duo used a Bluetooth device and earphones to keep in touch with the gang members. They were constantly in touch to confirm whether the transmitted photographs were legible. 

The gang used a rented house in Greater Noida as their base, where they received the photographs.

“We sent a team immediately to the examination centre in Noida and the two persons appearing as bogus candidates were arrested. We also recovered two mobile phones, two shirts with Bluetooth devices stitched in them and earphones,” Chand said.

During interrogation, police came to know that a doctor who was hand-in-glove with the gang, was also present at the same examination centre. The accused, Dr Amit Punia, from Bhiwani in Haryana, has also been arrested.

“A shirt stitched with a bluetooth device, an earphone and a cellphone were recovered from Dr Punia,” Chand said.

The police also arrested Bhishma Singh, a resident of Gautam Budh Nagar, after a raid on the Greater Noida premises where the gang had installed a machine to download the question booklet sent by Kapil and Krishan.

“A computer and a printer used to print question papers were seized from the house,” Chand added.

Mohit told police that he came to know of Kapil and Krishan while they were staying in Noida and preparing for various examinations.

“In order to earn money, Mohit roped in Kapil and Krishan for helping him in the racket. They also hired Bhishma, a computer programmer. The entire operation was planned by Mohit as he was aware of the loopholes and intricacies involved in the examination. It was his idea that all of them can get away with such a crime,” Chand  said.
 

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