AIPMT Leak: Kingpin still at large, case has roots in Bihar, say police

The Rohtak police busted a gang of four persons — including two BDS doctors and a second-year MBBS student — on Sunday and later disclosed that the AIPMT exam had been leaked.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 7, 2015 3:30 am
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Haryana police has traced the roots of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) leak case to Bihar. The kingpin, Roop Singh Dangi, who had allegedly provided the answer key to 90 questions to the four accused (arrested by Haryana police), is still absconding. Raids at his suspected hideouts have proved unsuccessful, police said.

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The Rohtak police busted a gang of four persons — including two BDS doctors and a second-year MBBS student — on Sunday and later disclosed that the AIPMT exam had been leaked. Police said the questioning of the four yielded a list of mobile phone numbers that are being used by a few suspects who are yet to be arrested.

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“Most of these cellphone numbers have been obtained using fake identities, but it still gives us some clues about the actual suspects. Our teams are using technical surveillance to nab all those who have played a role in this racket. A number of mobile phone numbers belong to Bihar,” a senior police officer said.

A special investigation team (SIT) headed by a DSP-rank officer of Rohtak police has conducted raids at several places in Rajasthan and Haryana to arrest all suspects. But more arrests are yet to be made.

According to police, one of the arrested, Ravi Attri, was allegedly in constant contact with Dangi, the kingpin of the racket. But Ravi allegedly told police that he has never met Dangi.

“So far, Ravi has claimed that he had never met Dangi. He claimed that Dangi used to give him instructions on phone and had asked him to deliver the collected money to one of his associates. Ravi also told us that Dangi had said that once the exam is over and the entire money collected, he might meet Ravi. But before that could happen, we arrested these four,” another officer said.

The cyber cell of Rohtak police, which is also working on the case, has so far not been able to track down Dangi’s exact location.

“The two mobile phone numbers, which were used by Dangi, are switched off,” a senior Haryana police officer said.

Asked about the fate of the exam, Shrikant Jadhav, IGP (Rohtak range), said the CBSE is yet to cancel the exam.

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  1. D
    May 19, 2015 at 10:08 pm
    all who r saying that thre is no leakage n police should go n catch the culprits should also go with police n cbi to help them bcz its hightech jamana watsapp n all within a fraction of sec any update can reach upto 1000s or more than this all in nt favour of reconduction of aipmt should help adminstration to catch them all...bcz may b u r much faster than watsapp etc.
    1. D
      May 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm
      An officer of I G rank says some thing it means a lot , cbse must leave its preoccupied mind set and declair a new date for a fresh exam
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        Ishwar Singh
        May 13, 2015 at 8:23 am
        Plz make sure that nxt time these types of careless ness will not happened again & plz declar the date of re-exemination
        1. A
          Jun 6, 2015 at 12:38 pm
          The photo of culprit Dangi must be circulated in the media in order to catch him faster.he and other culprits should be ashamed publically as they have been ruining the career of lakhs of young students.
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            lootan dewangan
            May 19, 2015 at 9:43 am
            re exam should be properly conduct the exam aipmt
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