CID arrested key accused in PGMET scam
The Crime Investigation Department (CID) today arrested the key accused and ten others in the Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test (PGMET) 2014 paper leak case.
With this, so far held as many as 30 people including nine brokers and 11 students arrested earlier, in the alleged irregularities in the PGMET conducted by Vijayawada-based Dr NTR University of Health Sciences this year in Andhra Pradesh, Additional Director General of police (CID) T Krishna Prasad told reporters here.
So far investigation have established the involvement of 16 brokers(education consultants), one doctor, two helpers and 27 medical students in the scam, he said.
The accused were picked up from various parts of Andhra Pradesh and also from Karnataka, Mr.Prasad said besides arresting of a first ranker, A Srikanth,also arrested the master mind of the scam, Ameer Ahmed of Davangere and Dr Avinash were among from Bangalore.
We are also probing the involvement of university staff and the management of Manipal printing Press, he said.
The CID Chief also said they identified the involvement of few more brokers and through them some more candidates to be examined.
Governor ESL Narasimhan had ordered a CID inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the PG Medical Entrance Exam after a report was submitted by one-man committee, headed by State Council of Higher Education Chairman, L Venugopal Reddy constituted earlier to look into the issue.
Around 15000 students took the examinations held on March 2 for 2240 seats across colleges in AP.
However, hundreds of students had complained that some candidates , who secured top ranks in PGMET ,had failed in some subjects in graduation, besides some others performed poorly in PG entrance exams conducted in other states.
(Posted on 13-04-2014)