A doctor was arrested for allegedly facilitating "impersonators" for those appearing for qualification tests for acquiring medical degrees from abroad, police said on Tuesday.
The arrested has been identified as Ranjna, who did her MBBS from Russia. She was the "main conspirator" of the scam which involved doctors impersonating as exam candidates on receiving hefty amounts of money from them.
In the screening test conducted by National Board of examinations on September 27, 2009 for Indian nationals with foreign medical qualification at the Kendriya Vidyalaya centre in Janakpuri, two doctors were caught to be giving the exam in place of the prospective candidates. The doctors allegedly took Rs 1 lakh to sit in the exam.
After sustained interrogation of her accomplices in the scam, Vijay Kumar, Ajit Kumar, Sangita Singh, Kafeel Ahmad and Shashi, all doctors, it came to light that Ranjna was the mediator in this deal.
Ranjna, a resident of Jaipur, who worked with Bhawna Hospital in Haryana, was accused of being the key negotiator in the deal between impersonating doctors and the candidates. She was at large for more than a year and was finally caught with the help of her arrested accomplices.
"Sources were deployed and it came to knowledge that Dr Ranjna will come at AIIMS hospital. Dr Shashi, one of her aides, joined in the investigation and Dr Ranjna was caught yesterday," police said.