4 held in Rohtak for PMT paper ‘leak’
The Rohtak police believe to have broken a gang involved in allegedly leaking the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) paper held on Sunday with the arrest of four persons, including two dental surgeons and an MBBS student.
A local court delayed the accused in four-day police custody, CBSE Central Controller of Examinations KK Chaudhry said the paper had been conducted smoothly across the country and they had no information about the alleged paper leak.
Rohtak IGP Shrikant Jadhav said mobile chips, micro earphones, an answer key of 90 questions, blue-tooth devices and digital watches had been seized from the possession of those jailed. He said, “The culprit decided to stitch the devices to the candidates’ undergarments through which the answer key was to be sent to them.”
Nine candidates had reportedly agreed to pay Rs 15-20 lakh for the deal. Jadhav said, “Later receiving a tip-off, we ensured stiff frisking at the entrances of all PMT centres in Rohtak. So, the applicants were not able to take the gadgets inside the examination hall.” He did not rejected the probability of the paper having been leaked at centres outside Rohtak.
“Roop Singh Dangi of Madina village in Rohtak is the leader of the plan. He is yet to be arrested. The scene will be clear once Dangi is arrested and those in our custody are thoroughly questioned,” the IGP said, adding initial leads suggested it could be an interstate racket.
Those arrested were dentists Dr Bhupender of Gudhana village and Dr Sanjeet of Rohtak; Ravi of Nimka village near Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh who is an MBBS student at the Rohtak PGIMS; and Rajesh of Gaddi Kheri village in Rohtak.