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Four doctors arrested in AIIMS paper leak case

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New Delhi, Chennai, Mar 30 (UNI) The CBI today arrested four doctors in connection with the paper leak case of the 2006 All India Post-Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE), conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

While two of those arrested -- Ravi Kanan and N Bhaskar -- are Senior Residents of the prestigious JIPMER, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, the third -- Vijay Kanan -- is a second year student of MD (Anesthesia) in the same institute and the fourth -- P Satish Kumar -- is a second year student of MD (Paediatric) at Madurai Medical College.

Ravi Kanan is studying MD (Physiology) in JIPMER, the CBI said in New Delhi.

The CBI had raided 30 places across three states, in connection with the paper leak case of the All India Post-Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) - 2006, conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for 2006.

The raids were held at more than 30 places across Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.

Searches and subsequent examination of the suspected doctors revealed that the accused had collected upto Rs ten lakh from each candidate.

According to the investigations, the question papers from the examination hall were taken out and answers sent through SMS to the entrance test 'candidates'.

A case was registered on March 27 on the complaint of the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry after the reported malpractices in such a prestigious examination surfaced.

During preliminary enquiry it was found that out of the 1,006 seats, 424 candidates had been selected from Chennai centre alone.

Also, in the list of first 100 candidates, 37 figured from the Chennai Centre.

The CBI had registered two cases on March 27 under different sections of the IPC for cheating, forgery and under the Prevention of Corruption Act against 28 suspected doctors.

Out of the two cases, one was registered in Chennai against 22 doctors and unknown public servants and searches conducted in Chennai, Erode, Madurai, Dindigul, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Salem, Villupuram, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Namakkal, Tuticorin and Pondicherry today.

The other case was registered in Delhi against six doctors (candidates in the entrance test) and unknown public servants and others.

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