Cops unearth Rs 100 crore scam in AP medical exam

Cops unearth Rs 100 crore scam in AP medical exam

An Andhra Pradesh Police CID probe has unearthed a suspected Rs 100 crore scam in the question paper leak of a post-graduate (PG) entrance examination conducted by NTR University of Health Sciences on March 2.

Governor E S L Narasimhan ordered the CID probe on Monday after L Venugopala Reddy, vice chairman of the AP State Council for Higher Education, conducted preliminary investigations. The Reddy inquiry committee was set up by the governor following complaints from several students.

The results of the examination were announced on March 14. The committee expressed serious doubts over 11 students securing top ranks, despite their poor performance in the MBBS examination.

NTR health varsity conducted the PG medical entrance test on March 2, with as many as 15,000 aspirants vying for around 2,240 seats. Of the total seats, around 1,500 belonged to government medical colleges. Each PG seat in private colleges costs as much as Rs 1 crore, police investigators said.

Ten teams of CID officials traced the leaked question papers back to Bangalore, where it was printed. Officials issued arrest warrants against 26 suspects. “However no arrests have been made so far,” said CID officials. Two teams have been dispatched to nab the prime suspect – Jagadeswar Reddy.

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