Five including two AIIMS doctors arrested for helping three persons cheat in INI-CET

Tuesday, 21 MAY  2024 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The police arrested five persons including two doctors in Rishikesh for allegedly aiding three candidates in cheating during the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI-CET) conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday. Each of the three candidates had reportedly paid Rs 50 lakh to the accused, the Dehradun senior superintendent of police Ajai Singh said. He informed that the INI-CET is a national-level entrance test conducted twice a year by AIIMS for admissions to postgraduate courses like Doctor of Medicine (MD). The test was conducted across the country on May 19 and the police received confidential information that some men of the cheating mafia were helping some candidates appearing for INI-CET in a neighbouring State from Rishikesh. A team from Rishikesh police station started the investigation and found five men sitting in a car near Barrage Road, who were allegedly sending answers to the question papers of the entrance test to the three candidates using mobile phones and tablets. The candidates in question were taking the test at the examination centre in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, the SSP said. The arrested accused are Ajit (40), Aman Shivach (24), Vijul Gaura (31), Jayant (22) and Vaibhav Kashyap (23). All the accused belong to Haryana except Kashyap who hails from Punjab. The police also recovered three tablets, three mobile phones, two medical books and a luxury car from the possession of the accused. Singh said that according to the main accused Ajit, they had hired two doctors Aman and Vaibhav from AIIMS-Rishikesh for Rs two lakh each to provide answers to the questions papers. The candidates from Kangra were sending photos of the question papers from the examination centres and the gang was sending the answers through a Telegram group. Ajit revealed during interrogation that he has three labs through which he helps candidates cheat in several other competitive examinations in exchange for a huge amount of money. The SSP said that the police are investigating the gang as it has been felicitating cheating in several examinations across the country. The police have also found admit cards and other details of the three candidates and will take action accordingly, he added.

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