Crime Investigation Department on Tuesday arrested three more brokers and eight students in the sensational Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test-14 scam.
With this, the number of arrested persons in the case rose to 41. The arrested brokers were Gadde Rambabu of Guntur, Mande Shakeel Ahmed of Dharmavaram in Anantapur and Shiva Prasad Ankegowda of Bangalore.
Details of the arrested candidates with their ranks are as follows: G. Krishna Karthik-31, Kaja Neela Harika-54, Radha Reddy Shyamala-60, Keerthi Chowdary-79, Lanka Prathyusha-80, Phaneeshri Alaparthi-94, Bharath Chandra-110 and Shaik Hussain Basha-263. All of them were M.B.B.S. degree holders and appeared for the test to secure PG medical seats.
Rambabu was an acquaintance of Shakeel Ahmed who used to arrange PG medical seats in different colleges in management quota, the CID Additional DGP T. Krishna Prasad stated. Lakhs of rupees changed hands in the deals.
On being informed by Shakeel that he could get PGMET-14 question paper, Rambabu contacted six candidates and sent them to Bangalore where the latter were tutored after collecting huge sums of money. Ankegowda sent four candidates, Rama Rao, Srikanth, Vineela and Soniya, to Goa for tutoring.
Incriminating documents like cheques and bank cards were seized from them. The involvement of the management of the Manipal Printing Press, which printed the test paper, and the higher authorities of the NTR University of Health Sciences was being probed, he said.