AP Police nab two brokers in medical entrance scam

 The Criminal Investigation Department of Andhra Pradesh Police has arrested two brokers – Kommuri Muneeswar Rao from Raichoti, Kadapa, and Sainath from Nizamabad – in connection with the Rs 100 crore Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination scam that rendered several deserving medical students without seats.

The CID took up investigations after the state Governor E S L Narasimhan ordered a probe following a representation by the JAC of the Junior Doctor’s Association.

Presenting the two brokers and six rankers to the media, Additional DGP (CID) T Krishna Prasad said that a case was booked under sections 120 B,420, 109 and Section 8 of the AP Public Examination (Prevention of Malpractices) 1977 Act against the culprits.

“We have identified 12 more brokers from Bangalore, Patna and Mumbai and rankers who obtained the question paper and benefitted unduly with the help of the key provided by the accused,” the CID chief.

The CID revealed that few consultancies joined the syndicate to benefit from the PG medical seats available under the management quota, and started advertising in newspapers. After obtaining the question paper, they may have made copies and supplied them to students lodged in hotel rooms in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bangalore and Hyderabad, officials said.

Students are understood to have paid between Rs 80 lakh to Rs 1.5 crore for the question papers, based on the branches they were seeking seats for.
Krishna Prasad said that the CID sleuths zeroed in on students who resorted to malpractice by looking under the top 100 ranks.

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