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PG entrance racket: IAS officer’s son held

The student,Anurag Jain,whose father is an additional commissioner-rank officer topped the post-graduation entrance exam allegedly by paying Rs 75 lakh.

An IAS officer’s son was among three students arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) on Sunday for allegedly using fraudulent means to pursue post-graduation in a government medical college.

The student,Anurag Jain,whose father is an additional commissioner-rank officer,topped the post-graduation entrance exam allegedly by paying Rs 75 lakh.

The STF stumbled upon the racket while investigating a scam in pre-medical test for admission to six government medical colleges in the state.

The accused,who is pursuing PG at Indore’s M G Medical College,had failed to clear the pre-medical test in 2005 but got admission in Aurobindo Medical College after appearing in an entrance exam for private medical colleges.

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He allegedly came in contact with Pradeep Raghuvanshi,general manager with Aurobindo Medical College,Indore,during internship. The state agency reportedly recovered over Rs 1 crore in cash from house of Raghuvanshi who is now in STF custody.

Jain routed the money via his uncle and got 90 per cent marks,the STF revealed. He cleared MBBS in 2011 with 62 per cent marks.

Shashi Juneja and Sameer Mandloi also allegedly paid Rs 65 lakh and Rs 72 lakh respectively to get ranks in the PG entrance exam.

Both had cleared Class XII and MBBS exams with low scores but scored 87 per cent in the PG entrance.

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