The CBI has arrested eight MBBS students for impersonating as medical aspirants during the All India Pre-Medical Test held in Kolkata on Sunday.
According to CBI officials, these eight medical students, who were trying to pull off a trick from the flick Munnabhai MBBS in real life, were charging between Rs 5-8 lakh per candidate for sitting in the exam on behalf of the original candidates.
"The CBI has registered a case against some of the medical aspirants for trying to secure admission in medical colleges through All India Pre Medical Test 2011 with the help of dummy candidates," an agency official said.
"In this regard, raids were conducted at AIPMT Centre exam centre in Kolkata on Sunday to apprehend those candidates who had appeared as dummy candidates on behalf of such aspiring candidates. Eight dummy candidates including facilitators have been arrested," he said.
All arrested persons are residents of different districts in Bihar.
"It has also been found that the arrested dummy candidates are students of different medical colleges and had appeared for the candidates for huge amount of money already paid to them," the official said.
"Arun Kumar, Ajay Kumar Singh, Abhay Kumar Singh, hailing from Vaishali district, Dhananjay Kumar Gupta (Patna), Harinder Kumar (Siwan), Umesh Kumar ( Samastipur), Sanjay Kumar (resident of West Champaran) and Kumar Gautam have been arrested," the CBI said.
"They will be produced before a designated court here tomorrow," the official said.