Impersonation scam at test for vets, 57 suspects

Impersonation scam at test for vets, 57 suspects

At least 57 candidates, who cleared the All India Pre-Veterinary Test in May last year, are suspected to have used the services of others to write the entrance exam for them, the Veterinary Council of India has said.

The incident of impersonation came to light during counselling sessions last August during which the council employed the services of a forensic expert to ensure that no impersonation was taken place during the entrance tests.

Initial investigations have ruled out the involvement of an organised gang in the case, a senior police official said on Wednesday.  A case of impersonation has been registered by Delhi Police on Tuesday.

The council had first approached the CBI in August which advised it to approach local police for getting cases registered against suspected candidates, who appeared for the test on May 14 last year.

The counselling session for the successful merit and wait-listed candidates was held on July 21-22, August 8th to 11 and August 26 last year.

“During counselling, verification of the identity of the candidates was done to rule out the possibility of impersonation. This process was carried out by hiring the services of a forensic expert V C Mishra,” Dr Anup Bhaumik, council secretary, said in his complaint.

The identity of the candidates were verified on the basis of their handwriting, signature and thumb impression made during the examination on the answer and attendance sheets with that of during counselling.

During this the identity of 57 candidates have been found to be doubtful, Bhaumik said.

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