HC dismisses petitions of students involved in impersonation

Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 22:38

Chennai: Madras High Court on Saturday dismissed petitions by two medical students seeking to quash their suspension order of JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research) Puducherry on the ground they involved in impersonation in MBBS entrance exam.

Dismissing petitions by S Dhivagar and Sourav Kumar seeking to quash their suspensions besides Justice S Manikumar said finger print expert as well as the document expert have categorically opined that the persons who attended the counseling for the Ist year MBBS course are not the persons who have written the examination.

The petitioners were suspended from MBBS course from April one last year and not permitted to attend classes for allegedly impersonating in entrance examination conducted on June 7, 2009.
They were facing a criminal case in Puduchery.

"Thus it is evident from the experts? opinion, there are incriminating materials against the petitioners for having committed impersonation and dishonest means, obtained admission to Ist year MBBS Course in JIPMER and thus cheated the administration” , the judge said.
Pointing out that a police report, another two students Manoj Kumar and Deebika involved in the impersonation, were not arrested, the judge directed the police to take necessary steps to secure the accused, who were absconding and if not possible within a reasonable time, take necessary steps to split up the trail and proceed further.

The Court also directed the Judicial Magistrate,Puducherry to take up the trial as expeditiously as possible on day-to-day basis.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 22:38

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