Medical entrance paper leak;accused remanded to PC till Jan 17

Medical entrance paper leak;accused remanded to PC till Jan 17

Two doctors, arrested for their alleged role in the recent leak of the post graduate medical entrance papers of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), were today remanded to four days police custody by a Delhi court.

The arrested accused Shahi Balender Bakshi and Vimal Dangi, who appeared in the entrance exam, were produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal by the Crime Branch of the Delhi police.

The court remanded them to police custody till January 17 after the police said that they need custodial interrogation of the duo to unearth the entire conspiracy.

The duo will be produced in the court on January 17 along with the other five accused who were earlier remanded to police custody.

The police told the court that Bakshi and Dangi were in touch with the other accused and played an important role in the entire conspiracy.

Earlier, the court had remanded five accused, arrested for allegedly leaking post graduate medical entrance papers and helping some candidates by providing answers over mobile phone and bluetooth, to police custody till January 17.

The police had earlier said accused Mohit Chaudhury (23), a second year MBBS student of an Ujjain medical college, was the "kingpin" of the racket and conspired with other accused Amit (23), who was appearing for entrance test, two MBAs Kapil Kumar (27) and Krishan Pratap (27) and Bhishma Singh (27), a graduate who allegedly helped the gang in using computers.

The probe agency had said that the accused have to be taken to Nagpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Patna and other places to crack their module.

The police had said the gang was charging Rs 25-35 lakhs from candidates for leaking question papers and cracking the exam and their other accomplishes have to be arrested as well.

The police had told the court that the exam was conducted by AIIMS at 156 centres all over India and the hard copy of the question paper was recovered on January 8.

The January 8 entrance test conducted by AIIMS was meant for filling 50 per cent of the PG seats in government medical colleges across the country and within 30 minutes of the beginning of the exam, the question paper was leaked, the police had said.