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PGI exam racket accused allowed to keep infant with her in jail

Eileen Singh  Chandigarh, November 18, 2012
First Published: 00:25 IST(18/11/2012) | Last Updated: 00:29 IST(18/11/2012)

A local duty magistrate on Saturday allowed one of the seven young women arrested by CBI in the PGI exam racket to keep her six-month-old infant with her during her stay in Burail jail in judicial custody till December 1.

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Earlier, accused Manjula cried while pleading for her reunion with her infant before the judicial magistrate Parinder Singh at his residence in Sector 39 in presence of CBI officials.
Manjula pleaded that her child needed her as the infant was said to be unwell. "Sir, mera baccha hai, woh de do. Bimar hai," she kept repeating in broken Hindi to every officials and person within hearing distance.

Her tears were visible through her veil, which she had worn to hide herself from media photographers.

Manjula, one of the seven young women arrested on November 10 while appearing for MD/MS entrance exam in Chandigarh, again began to wail loudly once she was ordered to be sent to jail for 14 days. She climbed on to the police bus and began to shout at main accused Gurivi Reddy and even slapped him before CBI officials and women police officials intervened.

She sat near the bus window and cried out aloud for her child, even as her co-accused tried to console her along with accompanying women police personnel.

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