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Thursday, March 30, 2006

4 Doctors Arrested



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

They were the organisers behind the scam, DIG, CBI's Anti-Corruption Bureau, N R K Reddy, said here.

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

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

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

Investigations revealed that a group of doctors organised the whole thing for cash ranging from Rs 2 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.

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