11 accused sent to remand

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11 accused sent to remand. Crime Investigation Department (CID) produced seven agents and four students before the third additional chief metropolitan magistrate K Jaya Kumar, here on Tuesday. The magistrate has sent them on judicial remand till April 21.

Re-exam to be held on April 27

Vijayawada: Crime Investigation Department (CID) produced seven agents and four students before the third additional chief metropolitan magistrate K Jaya Kumar, here on Tuesday. The magistrate has sent them on judicial remand till April 21. The accused were involved in the recently unearthed Rs 100 crore paper leak scam in the Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test (PGMET) conducted by the Dr NTR University of Health Sciences.

The accused belonged to various states across south India and were caught in the investigation of CID after they booked a case on the irregularities in organising the entrance test. With this, now 20 of the accused have been arrested. CID is searching for the remaining six accused, who are still at large.

The agents involved are D Srinivas Chakravarthy, Chandra Venkata Sasibhushan Reddy (Kurnool), T Vijay Sampath, K Kishtappa (Bengaluru), Abhimanyu Samal (Mumbai), P Raju Mesthri, Chiriyan Condoth Loanappan Paulson (Bengaluru). The students involved are P Bharat Kumar, Chigurupati Rama Rao, Chilakala Sai Praneeth and K Ramana.

The question paper was sold at a maximum price of Rs 1 crore.

P Bharat Kumar secured seventh rank in the PGMET-2014 while Chigurupati Rama Rao secured 14th rank. Chilakala Sai Praneeth secured 15th rank and K Ramana secured 26th rank in the entrance examinations.

Around 15,000 students took the examinations held on March 2 for the 2,240 odd seats. Of the total seats, around 1,500 belong to government medical colleges.

However, after the orders by Governor ESL Narasimhan, the university has decided to re-conduct the entrance examination on April 27.

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