PGI MD/MS scam: Court rejects bail plea of accused

Jan 10 2013, 18:12 IST
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SummaryA special CBI Court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea moved by N Jagdeesh, accused in PGIís MD/MS exam scam.

A special CBI Court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea moved by N Jagdeesh, accused in PGIís MD/MS exam scam.

The application was dismissed by the special CBI court stating that if the accused would have been successful in the scam, many undeserving students would have taken admission in the institute.

The counsel for the accused said, ďThe special judge had questioned the CBI officials on why the real beneficiaries were not arrested in the case. The CBI officials representing the case did not have an answer to the same. But the bail was dismissed keeping in mind the gravity of offenceĒ.

The accused had earlier moved a bail application in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) which was rejected. Jagdeesh was arrested from one of the hotels who was alleged to be a help for the kingpin Gurivi Reddy who had attempted to leak the question paper of the MD/MS examination of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) held on November 10.

The CBI had arrested the kingpin of the scam from a hotel in Chandigarh

along with seven other persons from three hotels and seven dummy candidates from four centers where the examination was being conducted.

The accused, Jagdeesh had claimed that he had come to the city with his friends from Hyderabad for the purpose of visiting the city. The CBI had picked him up while allegedly supplying the answers of the leaked question papers to the dummy candidate in the centres.

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