Amidst the raging Vyapam scam controversy, activist Nikhil Thakur sent a list of 30 medical college students from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to the CBI on Friday, expressing strong apprehension that they would be appearing as proxy candidates in the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT).
He has also enclosed their AIPMT admit cards and photographs to substantiate his charge. (HT is in possession of the list of candidates, their photographs and copies of their admit cards).
“They (proxy candidates) have appeared in MPPMT organised by Vyapam for years and after it was discontinued in 2013, they are appearing as proxy candidates in AIMPT. I am confident that most of them will appear in AIPMT exam (on Saturday)," said Thakur.
He said that students studying in government colleges are hired by the racketeers, after which middlemen fill the online applications. Most of them clear the examinations and are called for counseling, but they vacate their seat on the last day, which is later allotted to another candidate.
Thakur alleged that the Medical Council of India does not cross-check the students' background during the exams.
CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said, "We don't have local jurisdiction in MP. The Supreme Court has handed over Vyapam scam case to us, but we can't investigate Thakur's complaint unless it is handed over to us. The activist must inform local police as soon as possible regarding his apprehensions."