Digvijay Singh seeks probe in medical admissions by MPPEB since 2006

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Digvijay seeks medical admission probe
Bhopal, Oct 6: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh today asked the Special Task Force (STF) to investigate selection of candidates in various medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh since 2006 through the state Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), which he said is "dubious".

In a letter to the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), STF, Sudhir Shahi, Singh said that there are a number of cases since 2006 in which credentials of selected candidates are doubtful.

The STF is already probing the alleged scam by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) in conduct of Pre-Medical Test (PMT).

Many top officials of MPPEB were already arrested by the STF since the scam, pertaining to admission by students through various unfair means, surfaced in 2013. Singh has also attached some documents along with his letter to STF.

"There are a number of cases since 2006 in which residential addresses of selected candidates are same. In some cases, domicile certificates of selected candidates, who have cleared their 12th board exam from Uttar Pradesh, state that they are residents of Madhya Pradesh.

"In certain cases, photos of selected candidates in their exam forms are different from the photos pasted in their seat allocation forms," Singh said in the letter copies of which are distributed to media.

Alleging that the selection of aforementioned candidates is suspected "as per my information", Singh said that he wanted the STF to also probe such admissions.

Singh said that a case in point is that of Joint Director, Medical Education, Dr S N Shrivastava who he said was posted at the same place for a long time and the admission and counselling of students in medical colleges were being held under his jurisdiction.

PTI

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