2 more docs held in exam racket

Dr Vimal Dangi, Dr Sai Balender Bakshi appeared in examination on January 8

Two more doctors have been arrested for involvement in the question paper leak of All-India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination, police said on Friday.

Dr Vimal Dangi, 31, and Dr Sai Balender Bakshi, 35, both residents of Old Rajinder Nagar in west Delhi, had appeared in the examination held on January 8.

They were to be helped by the four racketeers — mastermind Mohit Chaudhary and his associates Kapil Kumar, 27, Krishan Pratap Singh, 27, and Bhishma Singh,27.

“Dr Dangi was at an examination centre at Tagore Garden, while Dr Bakshi was at a centre at Rajinder Nagar. The duo, after reaching the centres, had also got in touch on phone with the racketeers,” said Ashok Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime and railways).

He said the doctors were arrested from their houses on Thursday.

After an intensive interrogation, the duo told police that they came in contact with Mohit through a doctor doing his post-graduation from a medical college in Indore.

“The doctor had told them that Mohit could help them in the AIPGMEE. Accordingly, they contacted Mohit in the beginning of January and a deal was struck, in which Mohit said if they qualified, they would have to pay Rs 18 lakh each,” Chand said.

Then they met Mohit in a hotel at Paharganj on January 7, where Mohit provided them a shirt with a bluetooth device stitched in it, an earphone and a SIM card.

“The doctors had bought smoothbores from a shop in Connaught Place to be used in the examination,” said Chand.

In order to ensure that the two doctors did not default on payment, Mohit had kept their original certificates. The police have recovered the certificates from Mohit.

Dr Dangi, who is from Udaipur, did his MBBS from Odisha State University in Ukraine and was currently working as a research officer at a government hospital in Delhi since 2010.

Dr Bakshi, who is from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, did his MBBS from Karnataka and was working as a research medical officer in a private company in Noida.

The police had arrested the four racketeers on January 8 after receiving information that they would be using high-end technology to leak the post-graduate medical entrance question papers.

Dr Amit Punia, 23, who appeared in the examination at a centre in Noida, was also arrested on the same day for having links with the gang.

The examination, conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Science, is held to fill up 50 per cent post-graduate seats in government medical colleges across the country.

At least 70,000 candidates appeared for the exam at 156 centres in 15 states.

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