CID police files chargesheet in PGCET scam

Bellary (Karnataka): State CID on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 25 persons in connection with alleged irregularities in the entrance test to Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) Post-Graduate entrance exam.

CID Deputy Superintendent of Police Chalapathy submitted the 500-page chargesheet to the Judicial Magistrate First Class court.

Police have named Dr Vinayak Prasanna as the main accused. His wife Dr Vanaja, Dr Kiran, Dr Diwakara Gatti and Dr Fedrick have been listed as the other accused.

CID was entrusted with the probe into alleged irregularities in selection of candidates for PG courses in VIMS during the Common Entrance Test held on January 30. It arrested 12 persons on October 21 and the others later.

Dr Prasanna had surrendered before the court on Oct 25.

The scam came to light two months back when some candidates complained to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Registrar about alleged malpractices in the conduct of the recent post-graduate medical entrance exam after results showed the 11 top ranks were bagged by those who had appeared at VIMS' centre.