Over 7,200 affected after PGI cancels MD/MS exam paper

Gurivi Reddy

The same serious questions have been raised once again on the way the exam is being conducted with PGI authorities admitting that they do not have any mechanism to check if the documents produced at the time of filling in the forms are original.

A fact well known to the gang members who produced faked MBBS degrees to PGIMER in order to appear in the entrance exam with an aim of leaking it out.

So far, 16 persons have been arrested in this case including Dr Ghanshyam Reddy, the "expert" who was arrested from Patna and was to answer the questions in the entrance exam.

All the accused are currently under police remand.hi-tech set up

Pushpagir Gurivi Reddy, who was arrested by the CBI from a hotel in Chandigarh on Saturday, turned out to be the kingpin of the racket, which had spread to various cities, including Patna and Hyderabad. Reddy (31) would provide sophisticated equipment like pen-scanners, micro-earphones with blue tooth facility and wireless ear plugs to the students, who had hidden them in convenient places like undergarments, collars and hair bands. Special clothes were ordered for the women appearing in the entrance test and the devices were fixed when the garments were being stitched.

The modus operandi was that soon after the question paper was given to the student, the 'moles' would scan the entire paper using the specially designed pen, which had the facility to transmit the same to Reddy and his associates sitting in a hotel in Chandigarh through e-mail. They in turn would send the scanned paper to 'experts' in Hyderabad and Patna. "Within minutes, the experts would find out the answers and send them back to the control room of Reddy and his associates in Chandigarh. And he, in turn, would read them out to the girls in the examination centre who would hear them through micro ear phones," sources said.

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