STF raids Bihar, UP looking for Vyapam suspects

  • Vinash Kumar and Rajesh Kumar Singh, Hindustan Times, Patna/Lucknow
  • Updated: Jul 07, 2015 01:34 IST

The special task force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh police is searching for 40 students from Bihar for allegedly helping candidates in medical examinations conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). The STF has also launched raids in medical colleges of Uttar Pradesh to nab impersonators (officially called solvers).

With more than 35 medical students of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on its radar, STF teams have visited medical institutions in Bihar several times till date.

The STF teams have so far raided hostels, houses and college premises and picked up over 15 students till date.

Meanwhile, the STF on Monday conducted raids in Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh to arrest one medical student identified as Dr Mangal as well as a racketeer Ramesh Chandra Shivharey, who used to arrange solvers for the candidates. The search is still on.

The STF sleuths had raided Mahamaya Medical College in Ambedkar Nagar and arrested one person there.

Earlier, the MP STF had picked 10 students from prestigious King Georges Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow for interrogation.

The STF had issued notices to 52 students of Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Medical (GSVM) College, Kanpur.

The students of Rural Institute of Medical Sciences in Saifai, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, SN Medical College Agra, LLRM Medical College Meerut, MLB Medical College, Jhansi and BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur have been detained and grilled by STF.

In all they have arrested 25 solvers.

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