Medical admission scam: Accused sent to CBI remand

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 18:57

Chandigarh: After evading arrest for about a
year, the main accused in an inter-state recruitment racket of
securing admissions in government and private medical colleges
was nabbed and remanded in CBI custody till September 8.

Gaurav Shalin, the prime accused in the scam, was arrested
here and produced before a local court which remanded him in
CBI custody till September 8.

The accused carried out the racket under the garb of a
Mumbai-based coaching centre and was evading arrest since
September last year when CBI officials had picked up two
doctors who were pursuing their post-graduation at Post
Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER),

The agency had booked Shalin and two doctors after it came
to light that the duo had secured admission in the PG course
in PGIMER on the basis of impersonation and manipulation.

CBI officials had said that the two obtained admission
through the organised racket in which lakhs of rupees had to
be paid for admissions in various private and government
medical colleges.

Explaining the modus operandi, they said some brilliant
students, who were part of the scam, appeared in the entrance
examinations by impersonating the aspiring candidates and
qualified in the same on behalf of the candidates.

The agency had earlier carried out searches at the
premises of Gaurav Shalin in Mumbai to establish further links
of the organised racket.

They said that Shalin`s main areas of operation included
Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Through his
coaching centre, he used to offer help to the aspirants to
secure admissions in MBBS and MD courses in various colleges
in the country.


First Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 18:57

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