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AIIMS lecturer passes on fake papers,arrested

A lecturer at the Nursing faculty of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences was arrested on Monday on charges of cheating candidates aspiring for seats in the country’s premier medical institute.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | Ghaziabad |
June 2, 2009 1:01:07 am

A lecturer at the Nursing faculty of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was arrested on Monday on charges of cheating candidates aspiring for seats in the country’s premier medical institute.

The police have said this lecturer hoped to make nearly Rs 14 lakh out of selling what has turned out to be fake question papers for the entrance test.

The police said lecturer Meena Aggarwal,a resident of Kavi Nagar in Ghaziabad,had promised two parents of examinees that she would make the entrance paper available provided they paid up.

Senior Superintendent of Police,Ghaziabad,Akhil Kumar said: “We got information on this from other aspirants who had heard about the ‘leak’. We raided Aggarwal’s home in Kavi Nagar late on Sunday evening and found the two girls going through the paper. Their parents were also present. We detained everyone,including the lecturer and her accomplice.”

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The entrance test for 72 seats was,however,conducted according to schedule on Monday at 92 centres across the country,an AIIMS spokesperson said,adding that around 45,000 students had appeared for the test.

Officers said Aggarwal had pulled a con job and the papers were fake. Authorities at AIIMS also went through the papers and said they were not original.

The police said Rs 9 lakh had been taken from one parent,an engineer with the Delhi Electricity Board — and father of aspirant Ankita Srivastava of Vasundhara Enclave.

The other five lakh was promised by examinee Tarang Goyal’s father Harish Goyal,an employee with a blood bank on Pusa Road. They live in West Patel Nagar. One father has now turned complainants in the case.

After the detention,Ankita’s father lodged a complaint at the Sahibabad station. He put down that the lecturer had duped him of several lakhs. The police had detained both girls.

Akhil Kumar said: “We let go of the girls since they were the victims. But they told us how they came in contact with Aggarwal. She had put out an advertisement,assuring students they would clear the entrance exam if they got in touch with her.”

Aggarwal,who could not be contacted,also runs a girls’ hostel in Kavi Nagar — her home is in the same building.

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