MBBS admission scam: Jabalpur doctor used fake name for father

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jabalpur
  • Updated: Nov 28, 2014 18:10 IST

The doctor-turned-middleman, Ajit Singh, arrested in MBBS admission scam, used bogus name for his father and lied about his native place, police grilling has revealed.

He also used fake caste certificate to get admitted to MBBS and later facilitated three aspirants to take admission in MBBS course. Singh is a resident of Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and not Batiagarh village in Damoh (Madhya Pradesh), as he told the police earlier.

A police team that went to village Batiagarh in district Damoh to verify the identity and family background of the doctor had to return empty-handed. Thereafter the police again grilled Ajit, who disclosed that he was resident of Kanpur and not of Batiagarh village.

Again, a police team was sent for verification and it was confirmed the accused was a resident of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, additional superintendent of police (crime branch) Ashish Khare said. The accused is not a tribal but belongs to Kurmi community, he said.

At Batiagarh village, police traced Jagdish Singh Gond who according to the accused was his father. The cops were surprised to learn that Jagdish had no children and that he was a farm labourer. The villagers also confirmed this to the police. Jagdish said he did not know the accused doctor. Munshi Lal is the real father of the accused doctor. It was uncovered during investigation in Kanpur, Khare said. The caste certificate of the accused was also found to be bogus, he said.

The accused was earlier arrested on statements of three MBBS students terminated from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur, recently. However, police did not disclose the names of the MBBS students.

Police were further investigating the case to find out whether the doctor had randomly named Jagdish as his father and the village in Damoh as his native place or whether there were some gangs operating in Damoh or elsewhere to supply fake caste certificates. The accused doctor was taken on remand for three more days by the police on Thursday.

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