A shocking revelation has come out through CID probe which says, “An assistant professor of forensic medicine, Vinayaka Prasanna, videographed Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) 2011 question papers and emailed them to nine experts who mailed back the answers. These were downloaded and distributed to 11 candidates sitting in an exam hall of a Belary medical college.”
Under the PGET scam, which is the basis of students for admission into Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), till now 17 people have been arrested, including top varsity officials and nine candidates.
Professor Prasanna of Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Bellary, has underground himself after obtaining anticipatory bail from court. Other than him, two candidates, Dr Shilpa and Dr Hari Datta are also absconding. However, CID is yet to identify the other eight experts who were a part of this scam. The ninth expert, Dr Santosh who is a post-graduate student with the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal and also one of the accused of this scam was arrested.
On Sunday, the director-general of CID, Shankar M Bidari, said, “We suspect that Dr Prasanna had committed a similar offence during the 2009 and 2010 PGCET exams. He is absconding after getting anticipatory bail from a Bellary Court. We will approach the Supreme Court to get the bail cancelled.”
All the accused were handed over to judicial custody and the police were questioning RGUHS and VIMS officials.