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Four held in connection with AIIMS exam fraud

Four doctors were arrested in connection with the alleged malpratices in the AIIMS PG entrance test 2006.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2006 19:42 IST

Four doctors, two of them pursuing their post graduate medical studies, were arrested in connection with the alleged malpratices in the All India Post Graudate Medical Entrance Examination-2006, a senior CBI officer said.

They were the "organisers" behind the scam, DIG, CBI's Anti-Corruption Bureau, NRK Reddy, said in Chennai.

The four were arrested under IPC section 120B (conspiracy) read with IPC 420 (cheating) and 13 (1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and would be remanded on Friday, he said.

The names of the four were given as P Sathish Kumar (26), Vijay Kannan (25), both pursuing PG courses, Ravi Kannan (28) and N Bhasker (30), both completed their PG from Jipmer in Pondicherry.

On Wednesday, the CBI had raided the houses of 35 doctors in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, including seven in the city, in connection with the case.

Investigations revealed that a group of doctors organised the whole thing for cash ranging from Rs two lakh to Rs 10 lakh and provided the answers to about 300 objective type questions through SMS to the candidates, who were carrying mobile phones in the examination centres.

First Published: Mar 30, 2006 19:42 IST