Girl who used tutor as 'dummy' in medical entrance exam held
Varanasi, July 28 (UNI) Three days after arresting a private tutor from this temple city in connection with the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) 2007 scam, a team of Kolkata Police here today arrested the girl, who allegedly used the private tutor to appear on her behalf in the April 23 last examination.
Rupa Mazumdar, a resident of Agastkunda in Dashwashamedh area, had secured 707th rank in the WBJEE exam by using private tutor Babli Kazmi as a 'dummy.' Rupa, the daughter of a railway employee, Ruby, had also falsely declared herself a resident of Durgapur to be become eligible to in the test.
Even as the the four-member team of Kolkata Police was completing the necessary formalities to take the aspiring medico to Lal Bazar police station in the 'city of joy,' Rupa's mother, pleading innocence, observed her daughter was not the same, who used Babli as a 'dummy' in the April 23 medical entrance test.
'She is not the same Rupa....please believe me,'' said Ruby in her last ditch efforts to save her daughter from being taken to Kolkata by the Crime Branch team.
Rupa was later produced before the CJM court here, which granted a transit remand to the Kolkata Police to produce the aspiring medico in a court of the Eastern state by July 31 next.
Besides Rupa and Babli, the mastermind of the entire medical exam scam Ranvijay Pathak, arrested by the Kolkata Police on July 21 last, is also a resident of Varanasi.
Babli Kazmi (32), a private tutor in the New Loco Colony area under Cantonment police station here, was arrested by the Kolkata Police with the help of the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police on July 25.
The private tutor, besides appearing as a 'dummy' for Rupa, flew to Bangalore later to appear on behalf of other candidates in at least four medical entrance examinations in Karnataka, STF sources maintained.
Babli, had been privately coaching secondary and higher secondary students for the past few years and kept herself updated with the medical entrance syllabus. She got involved in the medical entrance impersonation racket through Ranvijay Pathak only, sources added.