Fake MCC allotment letter for MBBS admissions: Tamil Nadu discovers more fraud cases
This comes following the state's inquiry into the MBBS admissions in 24 medical colleges after a first-year MBBS student of Theni Medical College was recently booked for alleged impersonation in NEET and the matter was forwarded to the Selection Committee of the Directorate of Medical Education (DME).
A complaint was filed against the candidate with the cops. Thereafter, the medico was directed to appear before the investigating officer. However, he wrote to withdrew his name from the course and applied for an anticipatory bail with the Madras High Court.
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With the recent development in the case, more details about the impersonator have surfaced.
In November 2016, the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University refused to register the candidate's name, as he had joined the course without clearing NEET that year. In February 2017, the Medical Council of India had also directed the dean of Ponniyah Ramajayam Insititute of Medical Science to discharge the candidate and 35 other students of the college, who had joined the course without NEET qualification, reports TOI.
Taking cognizance of the matter, the government had ordered to verify the medical admission in all medical colleges including government and private colleges under the state medical university. The directions tumbled out another fraud case for MBBS admission.
According to a recent media report, one more MBBS student managed to get into the medical college based on bogus allotment orders in the name of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The candidate came to the Madurai Medical College with an MCC 'allotment order', one month after the closure of admissions in the medical college. However, the dean of the college, Dr K Vanitha suspected unusuality. He informed the police and the candidate was detained for inquiry while other two candidates with similar orders managed to flee.
A police probe revealed that the MBBS students did not appear for NEET 2019, rather negotiated with one Singh from New Delhi who promised him a medical seat on payment of Rs 40 lakh. The deal was clinched and the candidate paid him 3 instalments of Rs 6 lakh. He was handed over a copy of an MCC allotment order after payment of Rs 4 lakh. As per a statement by the candidate, around 60 students were cheated by Singh.
MCC every year circulates public notices for information of all Candidates/Medical and Dental Colleges/Universities of the country regarding admission in UG/PG (Medical/Dental) seats through fake allotment letters.
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Meanwhile, Dr G R Ravindranath, general secretary, Doctors' Association for Social Equality is demanding CBI enquiry into the Theni medical college impersonation case. "This could be a racket in which people from across the nation are involved, hence a CBI inquiry should be ordered into it. Impersonation had occurred in the postgraduate medical entrance tests in 2017. That is the reason why exemption from NEET was being sought for medical colleges in Tamil Nadu," he told TOI.
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