90 AIPMT answer keys leaked, students get answers via bluetooth vests

Police suspect that at least one of the accused - Ravi, the MBBS student - may have resorted to similar means to pass his own medical entrance test. Candidates allegedly paid the gang around Rs 15-20 lakh for the “help” in their bid to become doctors.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: May 5, 2015 11:15 am
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Haryana police have nabbed four people, including two dentists and an MBBS student, from Rohtak for allegedly passing on answer keys to students using vests with SIM card units and bluetooth-enabled earpieces during the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) on Sunday.

Apart from probing how 90 answer keys to the highly competitive all-India test were leaked, police are also investigating at least nine candidates who allegedly paid the gang around Rs 15-20 lakh for the “help” in their bid to become doctors.

Police said the gang may have spread its reach to other states too, particularly Bihar and Rajasthan. They added that the accused claimed they had purchased the “engineered vests” from a shop in New Delhi.

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Of the four arrested, police have identified two as BDS doctors Sanchit and Bhupender, one as second-year MBBS student Ravi and the fourth as Rajesh. The alleged “kingpin” of this racket, Roop Singh Dangi, is on the run, police said.

Another MBBS doctor – his identity has been withheld – is also under the scanner for acting as a “mediator” between the accused and the students.

Shrikant Jadhav, Inspector General of Police (Rohtak range), said the arrests followed a tip-off. “We alerted the examination authorities and ordered a thorough frisking of every student. Also, we received concrete information about the four accused who were staying in a hotel in Panipat. We tracked their mobile phones to the Jhajjar bypass in Rohtak and caught them,” Jadhav told The Indian Express.

Elaborating on the “special” vests, one of the investigating officers said, “They had sim card units linked to earpieces via bluetooth. Specially configured phones were also supplied to some students. Soon after the exam began, the accused started sending answer keys to the nine students from whom they had allegedly taken Rs 15-20 lakh each. For students with phones, answer keys were sent through WhatsApp, and for those using the earpieces, they were passed on through phone calls.”

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Police said the “engineered vests” and keys to the 90 questions were recovered from the four accused who were produced in a Rohtak court on Monday – they were sent to police custody for four days for further interrogation.

”So far, we have received a list of nine students who appeared in the AIPMT exams by allegedly paying money to the accused. Raids are being conducted to nab all those involved,” Jadhav said.

”We have also sent teams to nab those who sold these vests to the accused. Each vest was purchased by the accused at a cost of approximately Rs 9,000 each,” he added.

Police also suspect that at least one of the accused – Ravi, the MBBS student – may have resorted to similar means to pass his own medical entrance test.

”He undertook pre-test PMT coaching from an institute in Kota, Rajasthan in 2005-06 and got through the exam in 2007. But after eight years, he is still in the second year. It appears from interrogation that he might have got through the exam using unfair means,” the investigating officer said.

As for Dangi, the alleged “kingpin”, police said he is a Meham resident who operates from Alwar in Rajasthan. They believe that he allegedly procured and supplied the answer keys to the four accused.

During their interrogation, police said, the accused also claimed that the shop from where they purchased the vests had sold 700 such units in Bihar. “There could be a possibility that the magnitude of this racket is much larger in Bihar and Rajasthan,” Jadhav said.

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    Manshi Joshi
    May 5, 2015 at 2:13 pm
    definitely re exam must be there...after all its the matter of the future of all students
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      akriti
      May 5, 2015 at 9:57 am
      fir se exams honi chaiye
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        anil kumar
        May 7, 2015 at 3:46 pm
        HariYana police is wright cbse is wrong aipmt must be reconducted
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          anil kumar
          May 7, 2015 at 3:35 pm
          Aipmt exam should cancelled
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            Amit
            May 6, 2015 at 7:45 am
            No need to conduct exam again. This was a freak case. Culprits arrested before the execution of their misdeeds. Not a nation wide scam. Paper was not leaked before start of exams.
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              HARISH NEHRA
              May 6, 2015 at 10:25 am
              WE WANT AIPMT RE
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                kavita singh
                May 5, 2015 at 11:06 am
                Reconduct the exam.......
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                  Manas
                  May 5, 2015 at 3:38 pm
                  reexam sud invariably be conducted. many genuine candidates suffer!
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                    Arun pratap
                    May 6, 2015 at 1:31 pm
                    I think take � serious action against culprits..... From My side : it is a big crime then rest of the crimes.. So don't show mercy towards them. ....... .. .. and at Last... exam should be held again. .... For the shake of purity of this exam and justice for all students........... .. Plz
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                      Kapali suri
                      May 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm
                      Exam should be held again.....one should get the justice😓
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                        anon
                        May 5, 2015 at 11:48 am
                        um excuse me, what about all the fair candidates who gave exams, arent their life important?
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                          Yashpal singh
                          May 5, 2015 at 10:58 am
                          Cbse should reconduct the aipmt examination.it's all about the future of the students.
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                            AAJ
                            May 5, 2015 at 8:44 am
                            Exam dubara honi chahiy chahe nkl ki ya na ki but answer key to leak huyi na
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                              indian
                              May 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm
                              RE EXAM Please Please
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                                indian
                                May 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm
                                There should be a Re Examination done with STRICT checking THAT IS THE ONLY WAY OF justification AND justice WITH ALL OTHER INNOCENT STUDENTS.
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                                  sanjeev
                                  May 5, 2015 at 10:07 am
                                  reschedule the exam
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                                    Adarsh ranjan
                                    May 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm
                                    hey yar its juss... rediculous it should and must b conducted again
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                                      Adiraj
                                      May 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm
                                      Reexam shud be taken. It happened last year too
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                                        agrima
                                        May 5, 2015 at 7:04 pm
                                        re exam should be conducted...
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                                          Ajay K
                                          May 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm
                                          It is very shameful that such a thing is happening in an all India level exam. The exam should be re conducted within 15 days. The re exam will not cost more than the future of honest and hard working students.
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                                            Ajay
                                            May 6, 2015 at 12:59 pm
                                            Kill the accused !! Cheater, spoiled the career of lacks of students !!!!!
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