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No controversy in entrance exam: AIIMS

delhi Updated: Jun 02, 2009 01:14 IST

First there was news of a question paper leak, which was officially denied while the exam was on.

Then there was an arrest but the evidence recovered was of no help.

On Monday morning, hours before 45,000 students were to sit for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance exam, news of the paper leak broke.

AIIMS decided to go ahead with the examination and one hour before the exam ended, it denied there was a leak.

But the Ghaziabad police went ahead and arrested AIIMS lecturer Meena Aggarwal on charges of cheating.

“We recovered two sets of typed question papers from Meena Aggarwal’s possession, which had ‘Medical Entrance Examination’ written over it,” Inspector Yogesh Pathak told HT.

“The other part of the papers was blacked out using a sketch-pen. But when we showed the paper to AIIMS officials, they said not even a single question in the original paper matched with what we recovered.”

Police are nevertheless going ahead with the investigation.

But AIIMS has not initiated any action against Aggarwal.

“We will not suspend the lecturer till the police inform us directly,” said Sailesh Yadav, deputy director, administration, AIIMS. “We will have an internal probe into the allegation before initiating any action.”