Medical test rigging: Warrants issued in C'garh

New Delhi: The CBI has procured production warrants from a court here for interrogation of two Patna residents, lodged in a Chhatisgarh jail after their arrest for their alleged role in the 2011 Delhi University's medical entrance test rigging.

The agency secured the production warrants telling Special CBI Judge Anu Malhotra that the duo needed to be interrogated thoroughly as they arranged the candidates who paid hefty sums of Rs 15 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs for procuring the DU medical entrance test papers.

The CBI also told the court that duo Shailendra Pandey alias Dabloo and Dheeraj Kumar Upadhyaya alias Chunnu, lodged in a Raipur Jail presently, needed to be questioned to unravel the entire conspiracy behind the rigging in which the candidates were given the test papers and their answer keys at a ashram near Gurgaon in Haryana.

The court issued the production warrant for the duo with a direction to the CBI to produce them before it on April 2. The duo were arrested by Ganj police in Raipur after their names cropped up as suspects in the rigging.

The CBI sought production warrants for the duo on the basis of its FIR in which it said, "A search operation at the residence of one of the candidates here revealed that one Ashok Kumar Choudhary, who is pursuing CA, took candidates to Bhondsi Ashram in Gurgoan and showed them the DUMET papers."

"Ashok Kumar admitted the facts and disclosed that more than 150 persons including candidates and their parents had gathered at Bhondsi Ashram and named one Prem Prakash, who in turn disclosed that Shailendra and Dheeraj had arranged candidates," the FIR said.