PMT scam: Doc who acted as vital link between candidates, materminds nabbed

  • Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Aug 30, 2014 20:58 IST

In a major breakthrough in pre-medical test (PMT) scam, Gwalior Special Investigation Team (SIT) and Allahabad crime branch nabbed a doctor practicing in Mirzapur district on Saturday morning.

According to information, the accused, Dr Gyanendra Tripathi, acted as a link between the candidates who wanted admission in medical colleges and the scam masterminds. Police said Tripathi arranged for scorers for ‘helping’ candidates crack the pre-medical test (PMT). The candidates had to pay in lakhs for this ‘help’.

Allahabad crime branch police inspector Manoj Raghuvanshi said, "Tripathi hails from Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh and was residing in a colony in Naini, Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh."

"Gwalior SIT was following the case and they had taken help of Allahabad crime branch to nab Tripathi near Gaughat bridge around 10 am," said Raghuvangshi.

Madhya Pradesh police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 15,000 on Tripathi.

The PMT scam, exposed in July 2013, is part of the Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam which is still being investigated by the police and other agencies.

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