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Probe shifts to KGMU

india Updated: Jul 06, 2006 01:37 IST

YET ANOTHER team of Chandigarh police arrived in the State capital on Wednesday regarding probe into the alleged involvement of Lucknow-based medical students and others in the Punjab PMT paper leak case.

A police team led by Inspector Jasvir Singh is already camping here since yesterday. The investigation so far has indicated that the paper leakage originated from Lucknow.

The cops picked up Adarsh Thakur, proprietor of a coaching institute at Kapoorthala, Aliganj and two of his staff members for interrogation.

Investigations revealed that Jagjit, an employee of the printing press located at Talkatora Industrial Estate had stolen the PMT paper during the proof processing when the Punjab University had sent it for printing.  Jagjit had contacted KGUDS official Ram Bahadur with the paper who involved his nephew Anil Bahelia, a KGUDS student, in the racket. The trio later contacted the coaching institute owner and a few other doctors and medical students to arrange ‘candidates’ for the leaked paper. The police team picked up the proprietor of the printing press but no action was being initiated against him. He was helping the cops trace Sources revealed that the suspects had struck the deal to provide the leaked paper for Rs 10 to Rs 12 lakh.

The cops are investigating if an assistant professor of the KGMU had played the key role in tracing the ‘right’ contacts in Chandigarh and sending them the paper. This medic had earlier been arrested in paper leakage cases related to other medical examinations too.

Meanwhile, a team of the Chandigarh police visited the KGMU campus today to enquire about the students allegedly involved in the Punjab PMT paper leak.Two students Pankaj Kumar and Anis Kumar were already named in the episode, while another name Sandip Kumar (all 2001 batch students) came up today during investigation.

The Chandigarh police met registrar Col Fasih Ahmed and took in their possession documents related with admission and other certificates of Pankaj, Anis and Sandip.While Pankaj is a student of MBBS final year, the other two have passed their courses. Sandip is an intern at the Sitapur district hospital and the police team are likely to catch him tomorrow for questioning. The KGMU administration has demanded a copy of an FIR lodged against the students, so that necessary action can be taken against Pankaj, who is still a student .