Thursday, October 26, 2017

Radiology resident from PMCH arrested in NEET Scam

Patna: A Delhi Police crime branch team on Tuesday arrested a junior resident doctor at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) for his alleged involvement in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) question paper leak this year.

The doctor, identified as Jan Mehta (34), belongs to Tulsiya under the Bihariganj police station area in Madhepura district. He is a postgraduate student in radiology department of PMCH. "His original name is Rajeev Ranjan and the CBI was also searching him," sources said adding that he fraudulently cleared the examination this year and got admission in PMCH. Sources also said the crime branch team had raided the PMCH department on October 14 as well but could not find him. Police sources said he was arrested from his department.

Sources said he had also been enrolled in MBBS course at PMCH in 2008. Sources said Mehta was a 'scholar' (helping others through illegal means) for several candidates who had appeared in the NEET postgraduate competitive examination conducted across the country this year. "He had charged huge sum of money from candidates for solving questions. Mehta was one of the kingpins who had got access to some NEET examination centres in connivance with officials and solved questions for candidates through Internet," police sources said

Sources said the Delhi crime branch had arrested several suspects from different states after lodging a case in this regard on February 1 this year. Police sources said Mehta was also involved in Punjab PMT question paper leak last year

SOURCE: TOI

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