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Karnataka: Teaching professors at Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences face allegations

Karnataka: Teaching professors in the Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences have been accused of involvement in alleged scams. However, this is not just one allegation the medical institute is facing. There are more allegation including, academic credentials also.  The most recent controversial matter allegedly involves Dr Hanumanta Prasad, the new medical superintendent of MIMS.

Dr Prasad has been recently appointed for the post and now the CBI is reported to have filed an FIR accusing him along with former vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) in the PG entrance test scam.

The scam dates back to 2006, in which Dr Prasad is an alleged accused. After being appointed at the medical superintendent of MIMS, the issue has only created a further row.

An RTI activist Anu Satish has questioned the rationale and even the legal angle of Dr Prasad’s appointment. The activist has reportedly filed series of complaints with CM Siddaramaiah, Governor Vaju Vala, health ministry and Union law minister D V Sadananda Gowda, among others.

Satish implied in his statement to the media an FIR has been lodged against Dr Prasad along with 28 more people in the exit scam. As alleged in the FIR, then RGUHS vice-chancellor Prabhakaran, Dr Prasad and more faculty members were involved in leaking the question papers and tampering of the answer sheets. Through this they made a joint attempt in enabling PG students in scoring highest marks in the PG exam held in 2006.

Dr. Prasad’s accusation in the case has been proved through a preliminary probe, conducted by a 3-member inquiry committee. The investigation has been led by Anjan Kumar. After the panel’s initial finding on the case, the government allowed CBI to take over. At CBI’s request, the state government sanctioned prosecution of the guilty.

Satish warned the government that if Dr Prasad is not sacked from the post, he would seek judicial intervention in the matter, as reported by TOI.

Source: with inputs from TOI
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