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A youth was caught while seeking admission with forged papers

  • Rajendra Singh went to KIMS and presented a fake admission ticket
  • Police plan to subject him to a polygraph test
  • Involvement of racketeers suspected

    HUBLI: Police teams have been sent to Bangalore and Allahabad for investigation after a 21-year-old was caught while seeking admission to the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) here on the basis of forged documents.

    He had come to KIMS seeking admission to the medical course on the basis of an admission ticket reportedly given by the CET Cell in Bangalore.

    Police Commissioner Narayan Nadamani said on interrogation it had been established that the man accompanying the accused Dhananjay Kumar Singh was his father Rajendra Singh, a lower rank official in the Indian Air Force.

    Charged

    Rajendra Singh is now posted in Jammu Kashmir. He was earlier working at the Air Force base at Jalahalli in Bangalore. Dhananjay Singh has been booked on three counts of forgery and cheating.

    Mr. Nadamani said since the accused and his father were not revealing how they got the forged documents from the CET Cell, subjecting Dhananjay Singh to polygraph test or narco-analysis was being contemplated. But before that it had to be confirmed whether the other documents were also forged, he said.

    It may be recalled that when Dhananjay Singh presented the documents while seeking admission, the KIMS staff got suspicious.

    They brought the issue to the notice of KIMS principal B.C. Chandru and director M.G. Hiremath.

    When Mr. Hiremath contacted the CET Cell, it became known that the documents were forged.

    The CET Cell officials said that the rank Dhananjay Singh was claiming was actually that of a girl who had already taken admission in an engineering college in Bangalore.

    Mr. Hiremath then called the police who took Dhananjay Singh and another person, who later turned out to be his father, into custody.

    The incident has given rise to several questions and the police suspect the involvement of racketeers in it.

    According to the documents provided by Dhananjay Singh he passed his second year pre-university examination from a private college in Bangalore and prior to that the CBSE examination in Allahabad.

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