Tamil Nadu NEET Scam: High Court pulls up CB CID for not taking accused MBBS student into custody
The MBBS student had not been taken into custody by the CB CID officials though it was more than 15 days since the accused MBBS student was arrested.
Medical Dialogues had been reporting about this fraud wherein the 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.
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A proxy candidate had allegedly appeared for NEET instead of the MBBS student, who joined the Theni Medical College, based on the marks secured by the hired man in the exam. Apart from the use of proxy candidates, other angles like fudging NEET score were also being looked into in the case.
The medico has also applied for an anticipatory bail which was rejected by the High Court few weeks ago. When the medico's bail plea came up during that hearing, the HC bench had observed that his father was the prime defaulter. The accused medico's father is reportedly a practising physician at Government Stanley Medical College Hospital at Chennai. The MBBS student and his parents were further arrested by the CB CID officials.
Now, during the recent hearing session on NEET scam in Tamil Nadu state, the court pulled up the CB-CID for not taking the accused MBBS student into custody for interrogation. Objecting to the bail application, the CB-CID said that none of the accused should be given bail as they were not cooperating with the police.
Nine people have been arrested in connection with the NEET impersonation case so far.
The case has been posted for hearing on October 17th.
Recently, alert with the NEET impersonation scandal, the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Medical Education (DME) has ordered all the medical colleges in the state to collect thumbprints of the first year MBBS students for detailed forensic scrutiny to ascertain if the students appeared for the eligibility test or not.
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