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Lucknow: Police find money transaction slips in accused doc’s chamber

Documents suggest Dr KP Singh had fraudulently interviewed 15 medical aspirants after assuring them MBBS seats at the medical university, say cops

lucknow Updated: Dec 03, 2014 14:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Crucial details about money transaction in the MBBS seats ‘sale’ racket were revealed during the police search at King George’s Medical University’s (KGMU) microbiology department. The police have found some paper slips from the chamber of Dr KP Singh, assistant professor in the microbiology department, which bear details of money procured from various medical aspirants.

A team of Chowk police station had conducted the raid on Sunday, during the three-day police custody remand of Dr KP Singh, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the racket on November 24. The alleged mastermind of the scam Rahul Gupta alias Rajat Gupta, who owns a consultancy agency in Noida, is still at large.

Police said Dr Singh was only maintaining lists of medical aspirants who were fraudulently interviewed by him on KGMU campus on the assurance of providing them an MBBS seat. “We have found slips during the search in which details of money transaction, bank account details and medical aspirants’ names were written. The preliminary examination of slips suggests that Dr Singh fraudulently interviewed at least 15 medical aspirants after assuring them MBBS seats at KGMU. He interviewed them in the chamber of his colleague Dr DK Katiyar and also posed as Dr Katiyar himself,” said a police officer supervising the probe.

He said the police have sought details of the bank accounts mentioned on the slips, as those details would clear the exact amount of money involved in it. “Dr Singh’s custody remand would be sought from the court again to interrogate him further. Police could not question him properly as his three day remand ended on Monday,” he said.

“We have also intensified search for Rajat Gupta after not finding him at his native place in Bareilly and Noida where he was presently staying. The police team has been now sent to his in-laws place in Kanpur where he frequently visited,” he added.

The ‘scam’ had come to light when two medical aspirants had lodged FIRs with the Chowk police station on October 6 and November 11 alleging they were duped of Rs 12.5 lakh and Rs 18.35 lakh respectively on the assurance that they would get MBBS seats.

Five other aspirants registered complaints with Noida police in this connection.

Admission to 185 MBBS seats of KGMU were concluded in August, but the university was allowed to admit 65 more candidates. Singh was allegedly offering these seats to the medical aspirants.

First Published: Dec 03, 2014 14:49 IST