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Three MBBS graduates held for impersonation

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 04, 2013
First Published: 00:31 IST(4/4/2013) | Last Updated: 00:33 IST(4/4/2013)

Three MBBS graduates were arrested for impersonation during the foreign medical graduate screening test, police said on Wednesday.

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Additional police commissioner (southwest) Anil Kumar Ojha identified the accused identified as N Shuhaib Khader, 31 from Kerala’s Tiroor, Rajesh Gupta, 31 from Bihar and Gorakhnath Giri, 33 from Uttar Pradesh.

“We received information that one Rajesh Gupta was allegedly appearing in place of Shuhaib Khader in the test. Gupta had even presented the passport of Khader as identity proof after pasting his own photo on it. He was picked up from the spot,” Ojha said.

He added that the test was being held at Kendriya Vidyalaya II located in Delhi Cantonment area on March 31. Giri, he claimed had allegedly helped Khader get in touch with Gupta, who was then persuaded to appear for the test.

During interrogation, he said, Gupta had confessed that he had come in contact with Giri and promised him R2.5 lakh to appear in place of Khader. Giri and Khader were arrested on April 1 from the New Delhi railway station while they were trying to slip away.

The additional police commissioner added that Giri, who had completed his MBBS in 2007, was the mastermind of the racket.

“He (Giri) met some weak students who passed MBBS from Russia and other countries but were had not been able to crack the mandatory qualifying tests. Khader, who had passed MBBS from Tajakistan in 2008, was one of them,” Ojha said.

Khader supposedly had been trying to clear the qualifying test for the last four years.

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