By Our Staff Reporter
Bhopal, July 10
Authorities of the Bundelkhand Medical College, Sagar, have lodged FIRs against 21 students, including a girl, for obtaining admission through fraudulent means.
FIRs were registered on the basis of complaint by college dean BK Sharma. In his complaint, Dr Sharma stated that these students were selected through the Pre-Medical Test (PMT) organised by Professional Examination Board (PEB) in 2010.
However, suspicion arose when their photographs and signatures did not match during examination by the college and the PEB. These students include four from Gwalior, three from Morena, two each from Chhatarpur and Bhopal, and one each from Rewa, Datia, Bhind, Jabalpur, Dewas, Maheshwar, Barwani, Damoh and Sehore.
The process of examining forms and signatures through forensic science laboratory test and other tests has begun.
The state government had identified 114 students who had gained admission in medical colleges through fraudulent means, some of them were either sons/daughters of government officials and political bigwigs.
The figure of unauthorised students came to the fore when MLA Paras Saklecha sought an answer from Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan about action taken against the ‘Munna Bhais’ in the state during last assembly session.
The CM in his reply had said that 114 students were found in the state’s six medical colleges with admission in illegal manner.
However, disparities in the action taken against them helped most of them continue with their studies.
While some students were issued show- cause notices, recommendations were made to register FIRs against some others. Some of them were suspended.
In July 2011, director general of medical education (DGME) had sent instructions to deans of all the six government medical colleges in the state to resister FIR against all those students who got admission to medical studies through illegal means. The instructions were complied within a slow process, said sources.
The Government Medical College Gwalior tops the list with 37 Munna bhais, while Government Medical Colleges Bhopal comes second with 35, followed by Government Medical College 21, Government Medical College Sagar 13, Government Medical College, Indore 09 and Government Medical College, Jabalpur 05.