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Delhi medical body writes to top cop

Even as candidates who paid their way into the medical college of their choice are allotted seats, scores of parents, whose children appeared in the allegedly fraudulent Delhi University Medical Entrance Test (DUMET) held last month, have approached the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) for help.

delhi Updated: Jul 22, 2011 00:23 IST
Jatin Anand

Even as candidates who paid their way into the medical college of their choice are allotted seats, scores of parents, whose children appeared in the allegedly fraudulent Delhi University Medical Entrance Test (DUMET) held last month, have approached the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) for help.

"The DMA has been approached with innumerable complaints from its members regarding irregularities in the conduct of DUMET 2011. Because of fraudulent entrants, many genuine candidates did not get selected or have been put on waiting list," said Dr. Vinod Khetrapal, president, DMA.

Amazed at the sluggish pace of the Delhi Police Crime Branch, the city-based body of medical professionals has sent complaints to Delhi Police chief BK Gupta, the state health minister and the DU vice chancellor.

The Crime Branch has already got a written complaint about the matter but continues to drag its feet as far as questioning the said candidates is concerned.

On July 11, Hindustan Times had reported on the scam.

As per a complaint received by the Crime Branch, eight candidates had taken the entrance test held by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) on May 7. They had done abysmally bad in that test.

However, these same eight candidates had passed

the DUMET, which was conducted on May 22, with flying colours.

These candidates, who got percentages ranging between 70-72% in the DUMET, had scored only 10.50 to a maximum of 22% in the GGISPU Common Entrance Test (CET).

"We request you to stop these candidates from taking admissions to colleges as the list of second counselling is around July 26, 2011. Since the data compilation was possible after a detailed analysis because DUMET doesn't put up the parents' name with that of the candidates as other examinations do, hence, it was not possible before the 1st counselling which concluded on July 8, 2011," the letter, a copy of which is in possession of HT, states.

The DMA is also of the opinion that some common factors link the allegedly fraud DUMET examination and the AIIMS PG entrance exam, which saw the disqualification of 11 students from the list of selected candidates, after a recent AIIMS graduate, identified as Mahipal Singh, was arrested for getting his hands on and selling the answer key to the said examination on July 5.