In yet another case of real life imitating reel life, 20 dummy candidates were successful in 2009 Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test (RPMT) and were among the 54 fraudulent admissions to different medical colleges in the state.
But unlike the Sanjay Dutt starrer, Munna Bhai, in real life those who deployed these twenty impersonators, are in trouble after a high-level police probe discovered the fruad.
Some students also got admissions on the basis of fake marksheets, a probe into the medical examination irregularities has discovered.
Inspector general, Personnel, Pankaj Kumar Singh in the probe report submitted to the Rajasthan High Court has indicted top Rajasthan Medical University (RMU) officials. The university conducts the annual RPMT.
The 74-page report was submitted to the High Court on February 10.
Justice MN Bhandari asked that the report be made public when the matter came up before him on Friday last and posted the case for further hearing on February 26.
The probe report also sought action against the then vice chancellor of the RMU and a deputy secretary of the medical education department for alleged involvement in the malpractices.
The probe by the police was ordered by the Rajasthan High Court in September last year after a government probe was found unsatisfactory.
PPS Mathur, the then vice chancellor of the RMU when the exams were conducted, told Hindustan Times that he had not seen the report and would not be able to comment yet.
"The investigating officials took our statements in this case. I have not seen the report and hence I will not be in a position to comment on it,” he said.
Acting vice chancellor of RMU, Dr Ashok Pangariya said "I can not comment on the findings of the committee as I assumed the charge after the RPMT examination was over. But I did take action against some students who were found guilty of impersonation."
The probe report also questioned private coaching institutes and a private medical college, MG Medical College, Jaipur and the Israni Committee, that was set up to frame rules for private medical colleges.
At four examination centers, the seals of the question papers were found tampered with, the report said.
The investigators took fingerprints of 906 students from medical colleges and matched them with the fingerprints of students who gave the entrance examination. Some of them did not match. The students applying for entrance examination for medical colleges are to affix their finger prints on the prescribed application form and also give their finger prints on the biometric system when entering the examination hall.
The committee had recorded statements of 80 people during the probe.