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Vyapam fallout: DMAT scam whistleblower raises security fears

A petitioner who has filed a writ petition before the high court demanding CBI probe into the DMAT scam now fears for his life.

indore Updated: Jul 07, 2015 22:28 IST
Hindustan Times
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A petitioner who has filed a writ petition before the high court demanding CBI probe into the DMAT scam now fears for his life.

He expressed his fear before the court while opposing the decision of division bench of high court from transferring his writ petition related to multi-crore DMAT scam to the principal bench at Jabalpur. The petitioner and whistleblower Abhay Chopra asked the division bench, “What if I’m also killed during transit? Who will guarantee my safety?”

After hearing Chopra’s contention and the recent series of deaths linked to Vyapam scam coming to light, the division bench comprising Justices PK Jaiswal and JK Jain reconsidered the matter after lunch and dropped the decision of transferring the case to principal bench. The court decided to hear the matter on July 9, 2015.

“Between 2010 and 2013 (both inclusive), the private medical colleges (six colleges) in state have misappropriated as many as 721 MBBS and BDS state quota seats, and sold them under management quota, by rigging admission and counselling process,” said Chopra.

This has been made clear in a report submitted by Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee (AFRC) to Directorate of Medical Entrance (DME), but the state government is reluctant to probe the issue further, and trying to duck under the guise of Vyapam scam, he added.

Seeking the court’s immediate intervention in the matter in the interests of thousands of students, the petitioner requested the honourable court to provide stay on DMAT-2015 examination which is going to take place on July 12, 2015.

Ever since the revelations made by Yogesh Uprit, the ex-controller of Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) examination, recently to Special Investigation Team (SIT) as a part of Vyapam scam investigation trail, what looks like even bigger scam than Vyapam came to light.

Candidates reportedly bought the BDS, MBBS seats and seats for post graduate courses by paying hefty sums between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 1 crore per seat, thus taking the racket to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore in the last nine years, as reported by Hindustan Times on June 10, 2015.

First Published: Jul 07, 2015 22:20 IST