Judges, IAS, IPS officers bought seats in private medical colleges

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jul 11, 2015 13:20 IST

Judges, IAS and IPS officers had bought seats in private medical and dental colleges in Madhya Pradesh, a whistleblower has alleged, turning the spotlight on yet another examination racket in a state rocked by the infamous Vyapam scam.

The names of these serving and ex-judges and officials will be submitted to the Supreme Court by the whistleblower who has filed a petition seeking a CBI investigation into the scam in the dental and medical admission test (DMAT), which is linked to Vyapam scam.

After reports of irregularities emerged, the Association of Private Dental Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh (APDMC) on Friday postponed the DMAT 2015 examination, which was scheduled to be held on July 12.

New dates are yet to be announced.

Like the Vyapam scam, the DMAT scam too involved rigging of examination for admission to medical and dental colleges in the state.

Whistleblower Anand Rai told Hindustan Times that he has already handed over the names of the serving and ex-judges, IAS and IPS officers and some politicians allegedly involved in the DMAT scam to his lawyer who would be handing it over to the chief justice of Supreme Court.

The information is expected to be taken into consideration during a joint hearing on petitions of three whistleblowers scheduled after a week, he said.

Along with Rai, whistleblowers Ashish Chaturvedi and Prashant Pandey have also filed petitions seeking CBI inquiry into DMAT scam along with the Vyapam scams and related deaths.

“Our petitions were heard by Supreme Court on July 9 along with those of the Congress leaders, but since there is some additional information in our petitions including the link of DMAT scam with Vyapam scam, the involvement of big names in DMAT scam and use of black money, the petitions would be heard again seven days later,” Rai said.

Ashish Chaturvedi also said that the DMAT scam was in play since year 2006 but no action has been taken yet. “It is important that the CBI takes up the investigation under monitoring of Supreme Court, because many prominent people are involved,” he said.

He said the allegations have been proven true by the decision of the Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee (AFRC) of the state gover nment to impose fine of Rs 13.10 crore on six private medical colleges for massive irregularities in admission to 721 state quota seats from year 2010 to 2013.

“These details have been mentioned in my petition,” he said.

The whistleblowers and opposition Congress has been alleging massive scam in the admissions to private medical/dental colleges through DMAT for quite some time now.

Last month, the MP Congress president had named 14 prominent persons including members of judiciary as having used the DMAT racket to secure seats for their relatives in these colleges.

The DMAT was under suspicion since a long time, but the arrest of former PEB director Yogesh Uprit’s on May 30, 2015 in connection with the Vyapam scam, brought the focus back on the DMAT scam.

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