Four students and seven brokers who were arrested by the CID sleuths in Hyderabad on Monday in connection with PGMET-2014 scam, were produced before the Additional City Metropolitan Magistrate here on Tuesday, and sent for 14 days judicial remand.

Today being a holiday on account of Sri Rama Navami, the accused were produced before the judge at his residence.

20 held

With these 11, the total number of persons arrested has gone up to 20. Earlier, about nine days ago, two brokers and seven students were taken into custody.

The brokers who were produced before the Magistrate today include -- Ch. Bhushan Reddy, Paulson, Kistappa, Chakravarthi, Vijay, Abhimanyu and Patrik. The students includes Ch. Rama Rao (14 ranker), Ch. Sai Praneeth (15), K. Ramana (26) and P. Bharath Kumar (7).

Probe

The probe was ordered by Governor and Chancellor of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences E. S. L. Narasimhan, after students and PG aspirants, raised hue and cry over some students with questionable credentials, securing top ranks in the examination.

After a detailed probe by the CID, it was assessed that the PGMET-2014 question paper was secured by the brokers before hand and sold to a select group of students who secured top ranks.

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