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The ineligible candidates who cracked the pre-medical test (PMT) with the help of the racket that was functioning in the professional examination board (PEB), were not just brought to the doors of the medical college but were also helped later in the MBBS exam, so that they could pass the tough course and finally become doctors.
This shocking revelation has come to light following the latest series of arrests in Gwalior. During interrogation with an alleged kingpin of the racket, Dr Deepak Yadav, it was found that the candidates who paid money to pass PMT, with the connivance of the PEB officials, later found themselves stuck in the medical college.
"The candidates were often too weak in studies, many of them had fared badly in Xth and XIIth. However, they cracked the PMT through the unfair means. As it was difficult for them to pass the profs in MBBS, the gang members helped them in this regard too", said an officer of the special investigation team (SIT), which has been formed the help the special task force (STF).
The SIT has arrested 85 students who had cracked the PMT through unfairmeans apart from middle-men involved in the racket recently. "Dr Deepak Yadav has said that the answer-sheets of the MBBS examinations were sent to the university, where certain officials who were in cahoots with the gang, helped the students pass the exam", said the officer.
Clearly, he racket functioning in the professional examination board (PEB) had not just rigged the examinations conducted by the board but also had its tentacles spread to universities. Insiders in the STF say that Yadav has taken the name of a former deputy registrar of the Jiwaji University, who was the link of the racket, and his team helped in increasing marks of these MBBS students.
Deepak Yadav, who is son-in-law of a retired IPS officer, has now been brought to Bhopal, for interrogation by the STF sleuths. During preliminary inquiry, it has been found that it was a well established system for years. "Yadav has said that the University officials told codes of the answer-sheets of particular candidates who paid money, to the examiners (professors of medical college) who were part of the racket", said an STF official on conditions of anonymity. "Yadav has taken names of many officials and we are now going to verify the information", he said.