Bhopal: Digvijaya writes to STF chief, raises question over PEB scam

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2014 15:17 IST

All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday raised doubt over the impartiality in the Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam. He said that if satisfactory reply to his queries was not received, he would take up the issue with the high court bench headed by the Chief Justice of MP.

Writing a letter to Special Task Force (STF) chief Sudhir Kumar Sahi, who is supervising the probe into huge admission and recruitment scam, Singh drew his attention to several complaints of rigging in MBBS admissions, which have not been taken up for probe by the STF.

He further pointed out that there were some categories of MBBS aspirants, who were likely to have used unfair means to get through into medical colleges in the entrance exams.

They include students who have passed their high school and higher secondary exams from UP but they are domicile of MP. Their domicile certificate is likely to be fake. Then there are cases where photographs in the examination form and seat allotment letter were different.

Selection of candidates from all these categories must be probed, he said. Singh has also sent some papers and list of candidates as evidence to Sahi. He further said that two clerks of the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) were also arrested by STF for manipulations in examination forms and OMR sheets.

Singh alleged that joint director in DME N M Shrivastava, who has been holding the same position for years supervising the process of counselling and admission into MBBS for all these years, was the kingpin of the racket that operated from DME in PMT scam but he was left untouched.

Singh expressed surprise that investigation into charges of rigging in the recruitment of transport constables, patwaris and some other recruitment exanms conducted by PEB has not yet begun though everyone knew that these exams were rigged.

He warned Shahi that he would take up these issues with the HC bench hearing his PIL, if he didn't receive a convincing reply. When N M Shrivastava was asked to comment on Digvijaya's charge, he said it was an attempt by some vested interests to defame the DME of which he is a part.

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