PGI entrance examination leak: Police custody of accused extended by 2 days

All the 15 accused in the case pertaining to the leak of PGI's MD/MS entrance exam were remanded in policy custody for two more days by a local court on Thursday.

The counsel for CBI, P K Dogra, contended that the arrested people had not yet revealed the names of the real beneficiaries. Also, there was a question mark on how much money the gang had taken from the "real" candidates.

The CBI sleuths said they had acquired the documents presented by these dummy candidates from PGI on Wednesday evening. These documents would now be scrutinised.

"For checking the documents, we might need to take the accused to Hyderabad. For this, we need a police custody of 10 days," said the CBI counsel. However, only two days were granted by the court.

One of the CBI sleuths said the dummy students were not only leaking the question papers but were supplying answers to the beneficiaries. "These BTech and BSc students posing as dummy candidates were getting all the answers after they were leaking the question. The Bluetooth devices that these dummy candidates wore in their ears were the mode of getting answers. They were writing these answers in their answersheets which the real students were copying," he said.

The counsel for defence, Gollapati Nageshwara Rao, requested the court that the accused and their families be provided with a copy of the FIR.

However, the CBI counsel said, "We have given a copy of the FIR to the complainant. The accused may apply and take the copy."

The CBI sleuths had recovered 10 jackets stitched with four tablets out of which one was bought from Chandigarh, as admitted by the kingpin, Gurivi Reddy. They also recovered smart phones with 3G facility that were used to leak the question papers and 48 SIM cards bought from Hallo Majra and Baltana.

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