AIIMS paper leak: Accused sent to police custody

Accused arrested in allegedly leaking post-graduate medical entrance test papers were remanded to police custody for seven days by a Delhi court.

New Delhi: Five youths, including a doctor and an MBBS student, arrested for allegedly leaking post-graduate medical entrance test papers and helping some candidates by providing answers over mobile phone and bluetooth, were on Tuesday remanded to police custody for seven days by a Delhi court.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Amit
Bansal remanded the accused to police custody till January 17
saying their custodial interrogation is required to unearth
the entire conspiracy.

"The allegations against the accused persons are that
they, under a criminal conspiracy, leaked and tried to crack
the entrance examination of AIIMS. The seizure memos of the
electronic items and the question paper is also on record.

"Keeping in view, the facts and circumstances of the case
and the submissions of the investigating officer (IO), further
custodial interrogation of the accused is required to unearth
the entire conspiracy and to recover the amount etc," said the

The police said accused Mohit Chaudhury (23), a second
year MBBS student of an Ujjain medical college, was the
"kingpin" of the racket and conspired with other accused Amit
(23), who was appearing for entrance test, two MBAs Kapil
Kumar (27) and Krishan Pratap (27) and Bhishma Singh (27), a
graduate who allegedly helped the gang in using computers.

Seeking police remand of the accused, the IO said apart
from Delhi, the accused have to be taken to Nagpur, Kolkata,
Mumbai, Chandigarh, Patna and other places to crack their
The police said the accused were charging Rs 25-35 lakhs
from candidates for leaking question papers and cracking the
exam and their other accomplishes have to be arrested as well.

The police said they have to recover the money, paid by
the candidates to the accused, besides tracking its source and
ascertaining its consumption.

The IO said the accused need to be put to sustained
custodial interrogation to unearth the conspiracy through
which the question paper of a premier institute like AIIMS was

The police told the court that the exam was conducted by
AIIMS at 156 centres all over India and the hard copy of the
question paper was recovered on January 8.

It said Kapil and Krishan had facilitated Amit, who was
appearing in the entrance test, and Bhishma Singh was
operating a centre through which the soft copy of the question
paper was supplied through mobile phones.

Counsel for Amit opposed the plea for seven days` police
custody saying no further recovery has to be effected at the
behest of his client while Kapil`s cousel said the duration of
the police remand sought by the IO was too long.