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Impersonation case: Udit Surya’s father placed under suspension

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He was an ENT surgeon at the Government Stanley Medical College Hospital

The Health Department has placed V.K. Venkatesan, father of Udit Surya K.V., under suspension. Dr. Venkatesan was an ENT surgeon and casualty medical officer at the Government Stanley Medical College Hospital.

Udit Surya, a resident of Chennai, was involved in a case of impersonation, through which he secured admission to the MBBS course at the Government Theni Medical College Hospital this year. His impersonator had reportedly appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) at a centre in Mumbai. After the incident came to light, Surya submitted a letter to the college dean to discontinue from MBBS on September 13. Days after absconding, he, along with his father, was nabbed by officers of the CB-CID in Tirupathi two days ago. They were remanded in judicial custody on Thursday.

A senior health official confirmed that Dr. Venkatesan has been placed under suspension. Official sources, who were present during the inquiry, said Udit Surya had undergone coaching classes for NEET at two centres.

Udit Surya completed Class XII in 2016, and joined the MBBS course under management quota at the Ponniayah Ramajayam Institute of Medical Sciences, Kancheepuram, without appearing for NEET.

Official sources said he was among 36 admitted to the college without NEET qualification. “The students approached the court, but were deemed ineligible. The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University instructed the college to discharge all 36 admitted in the first year MBBS course during 2016-2017, under management quota, without the NEET qualification,” an official said.

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