NEET Scam: 2 medical colleges Deans to face inquiry; MBBS students, parents allege threat calls by agents
Chennai: The ongoing NEET impersonation scam has taken another scandalous turn as the probing team have now reported having suspected the involvement of top authorities of SRM Medical College and Sree Balaji Medical College in the scam.
Moreover, the MBBS students and parents whose names had come up during the investigation have alleged that they have been getting threat calls from their agents after the scam exposed. Besides, another MBBS student is suspected to have tampered with his NEET mark sheet for acquiring MBBS admission.
As per a recent media accounts, the Tamil Nadu CB-CID officials recently called the deans of the two private medical colleges at Theni based headquarter to inquire about the ongoing probe.
Medical Dialogues had been reporting about this fraud wherein a Theni Medical College's medico was booked under IPC Sections 419, 420 and 120 (B) for alleged impersonation in NEET. The matter was forwarded to the Selection Committee of the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) and the cops on the basis of the complaint filed by the Theni Medical College Dean Dr AK Rajendran.
The investigation into the matter kept on unfolding unexpected twists, wherein a doctor, who was allegedly liaisoned with an agent who facilitated the impersonation; a Keralite agent; three more MBBS students and their parents also fell under the scanner of the CB-CID.
In a new twist to the case, the CB-CID officials' have recently pulled the deans of two private medical colleges in the state, suspecting assistance provided by the medical college deans or other authorities to secure MBBS admission, reports Manorama.
Meanwhile, the MBBS students and parents who were named in the NEET impersonation case are claiming that agents involved in the case have issued threats to them over the phone. It is alleged that the unidentified middlemen wanted the parents to abstain from giving any further details and to not disclose the amount taken by the agents.
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As per a recent report in News Today, the parents have submitted the audio files of the threat calls made by the agents to the investigating team. The officials have launched a hunt for these middlemen.
The ongoing probe unearths further illegality in MBBS admissions this year. It has been found that the MBBS student who took admissions in Dharmapuri Government Medical College and was suspected to be a part of the scam; has tampered with his NEET mark sheet.
As per a recent media report in TOI, CB-CID officers investigating the case received another tip-off about the MBBS student. The officers have been told that the medico changed his NEET score from 207 to 407.
The medico is on leave since September 8 while the probing team has come to know that he is now pursuing medicine at the Anna Medical College in Mauritius.
Information including the certificates submitted by the candidate during medical counselling and admission has been sought for the inquiry.
"We will know details only when we hold an inquiry," a senior police official told TOI.
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