January 19, 2009 11:58:16 pm
Investigations into the Punjab PMET scam by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) have made further headway with the arrest of a Ludhiana-based doctor.
With this,the number of arrested persons has reached four; three others,including a Makhu doctor,a Ludhiana middleman and a Delhi medical college student,were nabbed earlier.
Sources said Ludhiana doctor Swatantar Kumar would be presented before a Faridkot court on Monday. Sources said Swatantar had allegedly paid a hefty sum to middlemen for securing admission of his daughter into a medical college. He reportedly also lured some others into the racket. The scam involves a well-oiled all-India network of middlemen,imposters and prospective candidates.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.