Children and relatives of politicians, judges, doctors and bureaucrats have taken admissions in private medical and dental colleges in ‘Munnabhai style’, the whistleblowers of Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh told the Supreme Court on Thursday.Three whistleblowers – Ashish Chaturvedi, Anand Rai and Prashant Pandey – in their separate petitions have annexed the documents figuring the names of middlemen, impersonators, bogus students/doctors who got admission, some of whom are in government job since 2006.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The whistle-blowers’ lawyer, Prashan Bhushan, told the apex court that impersonators were allowed to appear in the examination for real applicants who later took admission. The real candidate’s photo was replaced by that of the impersonator on the OMR sheet and the signatures were taken in capital letters. Besides, fake roll numbers were allotted.The private college campuses were openly used by agents who brought students there, and application forms were allegedly filled even after the last date for submission. The students who paid money were asked to leave the OMR sheet blank, and those were later filled by the impersonators.The whistleblowers claimed that candidates were fraudulently granted admission in MBBS, BDS, MD/MS courses between 2006 and 2013. About 5,000 doctors, who have secured medical seats through such fraudulent means, are practising in the state, the whistle-blowers said, urging the court to extend the CBI probe to the irregularities committed by the owners of private colleges in collusion with the state government officials.Besides, the private college owners in collusion with Vyapam have converted the state quota into management quota so that they can charge hefty fees ranging between Rs 55 lakh and Rs 75 lakh.Whistleblower Chaturvedi said he even sent a complaint to the then CBI director Ranjit Sinha for registration of an FIR but the agency has not taken any action on it so far.The arrest of Yogesh Uprit, former director of Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) and former controller of exams, has revealed that the modus operandi in Vyapam scam and private medical and dental colleges was the same. The Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) and PG-DMAT for private colleges were held by the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges.The apex court on Thursday said this issue has nothing to do with the Vyapam scam and agreed to hear the pleas next week.

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Vyapam scam: Whistleblowers explain how kin of politicians, judges, babus grabbed medical seats