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Medical test rigging: Warrants issued for two Patna residents

delhi Updated: Mar 23, 2012 00:06 IST

The CBI has procured production warrants for interrogation of two Patna residents, lodged in a Chhattisgarh jail after their arrest for their alleged role in the 2011 Delhi University's medical entrance test rigging.

The agency secured the production warrants telling Special CBI Judge Anu Malhotra that the duo needed to be interrogated thoroughly as they arranged the candidates who paid hefty sums of Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh for procuring the entrance test papers.

The CBI also told the court that Shailendra Pandey alias Dabloo and Dheeraj Kumar Upadhyaya alias Chunnu, lodged in a Raipur Jail presently, needed to be questioned to unravel the entire conspiracy behind the rigging in which the candidates were given the test papers and their answer keys at a ashram near Gurgaon in Haryana.

The court issued the production warrant for the duo with a direction to the CBI to produce them before it on April 2. The duo was arrested by Ganj police in Raipur after their names cropped up as suspects in the rigging.

The CBI sought production warrants for the duo on the basis of its FIR in which it said, "A search operation at the residence of one of the candidates here revealed that one Ashok Kumar Choudhary, who is pursuing CA, took candidates to Bhondsi Ashram in Gurgoan and showed them the DUMET papers."

"Ashok Kumar admitted the facts and disclosed that more than 150 persons including candidates and their parents had gathered at Bhondsi Ashram and named one Prem Prakash, who in turn disclosed that Shailendra and Dheeraj had arranged candidates," the FIR said.

A large number of candidates had allegedly taken admission in MBBS and BDS course in DU's Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences and Maulana Azad Medical College and University College of Medical Sciences after rigging the DU Medical Examination Test (DUMET), held on May 22, 2011.