Impersonation racket in FMG exam busted, seven arrested

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New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) The Delhi police have busted a racket pertaining to impersonation in the prestigious Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE), a mandatory exam for foreign university graduates wishing to practice in India, with the arrest of seven people.

Based on an information that some people would impersonate at the FMG exam and Screen test that was held at JNU yesterday, a team of officers of the Crime Branch reached the university campus and with cooperation of officer of the National board of Examinations, conducting the exams, arrested seven doctors.

Investigation revealed that it is an organised racket wherein doctors who have attained medical degrees from Russia, China, Nepal and Germany engages other doctors to impersonate them during the examinations in return for a payment of Rs 3 to 3.5 lakhs. It was revealed that some agents and sub-agents were also involved who act as middlemen.

Police said the illegal candidates would stay in some local hotels of Delhi and change their photographs on the admit cards and then the impersonators would write their examination in return for money.

The arrested impersonators were identified as Dr Amit Kumar, Kumar Vishal, Amit Kumar, Anupam Anand, Nagender, Ravinder Kumar and Gaurav Kumar.

A case under sections 419/420/468/471/120(B) of the IPC has been registered at Vasant Vihar Police Station on the complaint of Deputy director of NBE S Roy Biswas.

The FMG Exam is a mandatory exam for students from foreign universities who wish to practice in India. The NBE under the Ministry for Health and Family welfare conducts the exam. Unless the foreign graduates pass the exam, they cannot be registered with the Medical Council of India for professional practice in the country.

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