The CBI on Saturday arrested five suspects, including the alleged kingpin, of an inter-state network that manipulated the examination process of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)’s post-graduate courses.
The agency is likely to make more arrests as it suspects the network to be “big” and its contacts “well entrenched”, said a Central Bureau of Investigation official who did not want to be named. The agency suspects two administrative employees of the premier medical research institute are involved in the network.
The official said the racketeers took money from candidates on the promise of getting them admission to the courses. The candidates were told to leave the space marked for answers empty, which the racketeers would later fill up with the correct answers.
The suspected kingpin, Dr Mahipal Singh, did his PG in Radiology from AIIMS a year ago, said the official, adding the racket was running for the past two years. Singh is pursuing higher education in Agra and is also employed as a radiologist there, the source said. The CBI’s Economic Offences Wing is probing the case.
The CBI had on Friday detained nine suspects after registering an FIR. Among the detained was a person who ran a private coaching institute for medical courses. “We are still questioning the suspects to find out the quantum of their offences and the identity of their contacts. We have seized several incriminating documents,” said the source.
The CBI has raided 10 places in Delhi and the national capital region in connection with the case.