The CBI has busted a racket relating to manipulations in the recently held AIIMS PG Exam and an all India-level veterinary test with the arrest of seven persons,including a doctor.
In the All India Pre-Veterinary Test held on May 14,2011,the CBI registered a case against the main accused (a doctor) proprietor and an employee of a private firm and others regarding manipulations in Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Sheets for admission of a large number of candidates.
It was alleged that the private firm was awarded contract by Veterinary Council of India for result processing including manufacturing and scanning of OMR sheets of the said examination,a CBI spokesperson said.
The accused in connivance with the candidates printed duplicate OMR sheets of the said candidates bearing the same bar codes and replaced the original OMR sheets with the duplicate ones in VCI office in order to get favourable result in the said examination.
Incriminating documents were recovered during searches.
Prior to this,the CBI had also registered a case regarding manipulation in the examination process of post graduate courses in AIIMS,New Delhi.
It was alleged that the accused had entered into a criminal conspiracy with two employees of a private firm at New Delhi and others to manipulate the examination process of PG Entrance Test of AIIMS.
The accused persons used to contact candidates and assure them selection in the entrance test by manipulating their answer sheets (OMR).
The accused used to get the OMR Sheets of candidates through the two employees of the private firm. He and his associates,then,used to mark the unanswered questions which were left blank by the candidates.
The two employees would deposit the manipulated OMR sheets before the results were compiled. Hefty amounts were allegedly charged for such services,the official said.
The arrested persons were produced before a designated court and were remanded to CBI custody.
Searches conducted in Delhi and NCR at the residence of the main accused and his associates have yielded original mark sheets,image of OMR Sheets of suspected candidates,computer files relating to processing of result of AIIMS Post Graduate Entrance Examination held on May 8,2011 and blank cheques given by few candidates.
Incriminating material including documents relating to the said examination as well as huge amount of cash has been recovered during the searches at the premises of employees of the private firm.
The prima facie scrutiny of these documents indicates that at the time of scanning of OMR Sheets,the right answers were marked by the said employees of the private firm,the CBI official said.
Some candidates,who had answered only few questions and had left most of the answer sheet (OMR sheet) blank,have secured high positions in the merit list published by AIIMS on May 27,2011,the official said.