Teams of Delhi Police Crime Branch have conducted multiple raids in different parts of Delhi, Bengaluru and other cities to expose 'Munnabhai MBBS' style entrance exams.
Teams of Delhi Police Crime Branch have conducted multiple raids in different parts of Delhi, Bengaluru and other cities to expose ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ style entrance exams. According to the police, they caught an ‘inter-state racket’ who have been accused of charging candidates between Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 lakhs for taking exams on their behalf.
Police started its investigation after finding out that eight people allegedly took the national-level Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination held last year in November, on behalf of someone else. A team of Central Rage started working on the case after it was registered under IPC sections 419 (impersonation), 420 (cheating) and 34 (criminal intimidation) at the Crime Branch police station on February 2 for using dummy candidates for the exams.
“Police received information on January 20 that some people tried to crack the online medical entrance examination by impersonating the aspirants. After conducting an initial probe, teams were formed to dig deeper and start conducting raids,” police sources said. Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Singh Yadav was not available for comment, saying it is a “confidential matter”.
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The raids were conducted by a team of three-inspectors under the supervision of an ACP-rank officer. The investigating team found out that the impersonators, too, are students of various medical colleges.
In 2012, a similar case was reported when the Crime Branch got hold of a racket involving entrance examinations to the postgraduate course at AIIMS. Culprits used smart phones to scan the question papers and used to pass on answers using Bluetooth technology.
In 2017, two men were held in Gurugram for for appearing on behalf of an aspirant in an exam to recruit primary teachers.