AIIMS paper leak case: Another doctor arrested

After six months of investigation, one more doctor was arrested in connection with the leak of papers of AIIMS post-graduate medical entrance test organised Jan 8, police said Tuesday.

Dev Prakash Dewangan, 23, was arrested July 15 from his house in Raipur in Chhattisgarh. He is the ninth accused to be taken into custody. Dewangan, an MBBS from a college in Raipur, had agreed to pay Rs.18 lakh to a gang which assured him pass marks in the post-graduate course entrance test, police said.

"In September 2011, he went to Nagpur to enquire about paid seats in a post-graduation course. There he met Mohit Choudhary, 23, the kingpin of the racket, who informed Dewangan that he was conducting a three-day capsule course for the post-graduate entrance exam of AIIMS," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sanjay Kumar Jain.

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Jain said that Choudhary, who has been arrested, guaranteed him pass marks in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) post-graduate entrance exam for Rs.18 lakh. The exam was conducted by the AIIMS for filling 50 percent of the post-graduate seats in government colleges across the country. Nearly 70,000 candidates appeared in the exam that was conducted at 156 centres.

Source: IANS

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