Tamil Nadu: MBBS medico booked for impersonation applies for anticipatory bail
Recently, the government of Tamil Nadu has ordered an enquiry into all MBBS admissions in 24 medical colleges after the authorities discovered that a student had bagged an MBBS seat by impersonating in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019.
This direction by the state has come after a first-year MBBS student of Theni Medical College was booked for alleged impersonation in NEET, the only gateway examination to get into a medical college. The medico got admission for the academic year 2019-20 without actually appearing for NEET.
The matter was revealed after the dean of the medical college, Dr AK Rajendran filed a complaint with the police. Rajendran lodged the complaint based on a couple of emails that he had received on September 11 and 13 from one Krishnan who pointed out about them MBBS student's illegal move to secure a medical seat.
The dean immediately conducted an inquiry into the matter and handed over the report to the Selection Committee of the Directorate of Medical Education (DME). After going through the report, DME directed to file a complaint with the cops.
Police probe had revealed that the photograph of the MBBS student did not match in the college application and NEET 2019 scorecard. Moreover, the boy who had appeared for the medical entrance exam was fair while the one who is attending classes is dusky. The cops spoke to his classmates and the faculty members as well and confirmed that the guy is different from the one who appeared for the entrance exam. Charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating under Sections 120(B), 419 and 420 of the IPC had been filed against him.
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As per a recent agency report, the MBBS student has now moved a plea with the court, mentioning that he wrote the NEET exam for UG program in the year 2019 conducted on May 5. The result was declared on June 6 and he had duly scored 382 marks. He obtained general rank 6704 in all India level. Based on the score and cutoff as fixed by the authorities concerned, he had joined the concerned medical college and joined the college from August 1.
He further added that the college during admission process examined all the documents provided by him and upon verification and satisfaction a seat was allotted to him.
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