NEET impersonation: CBI likely to take over probe

Even as the committee probing the NEET impersonation case from Theni is in Chennai to discuss the further course of action in the case with the officials from Directorate of Medical Education (DME) and police personnel, indications are rife that the case is set to be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
NEET impersonation: CBI likely to take over probe


The directorate of medical education has directed all the medical colleges and dental colleges in the city to form a special committee for the verification of all the first-year students who have been admitted for 2019-20 session. The special committee would comprise Vice-principal, Head of Departments of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Administrative Officer or Junior Administrative Officer of the medical college to recheck and verify immediately all the 2019-2020 admitted MBBS student on an urgent basis.

The committee needs to verify as to whether the person in the NEET admit card, selection committee allotment order, 10th and 12th mark sheets are the same and send the verification report to the Directorate of Medical Education. “The Deans should verify all the students without any omission and without fail. Even the students who are on leave, should be called back for verification. Photos attached in NEET admit card and the selection committee allotment order should be physically verified with the students who have got admitted for MBBS course in the medical colleges,” said in-charge Director of Medical Education Dr Narayana Babu.

Meanwhile, senior officials from DME say that the student who wrote the NEET exam in Mumbai, also attended the medical counselling and certificate verification in the city.

The officials were informed that Dr V K Venkatesan, father of the student who got admitted to the Theni Medical College, is a doctor at the Stanley Medical College and Government Hospital. The police visited Stanley Medical College to inquire with the doctors there and the investigation is going on.However, the police suspect that the lapse in the case might be on various levels and the impersonator may be from Mumbai.

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