NEET impersonation: Vellore doctor held, son is on run
Tamil Nadu

NEET impersonation: Vellore doctor held, son is on run

Agency News

Vellore: CB-CID on Sunday held one doctor who is also the father of another student suspected in a case related to alleged impersonation in NEET.

The doctor Mohammed Shafi alias Raja is suspected to be a conduit who played a key role in alleged facilitation of impersonation in NEET test held in Tamil Nadu.

Mohammed Shafi, the father of the student Irfan, whose absence was flagged at the Dharmapuri medical college where he was studying, runs two private clinics – Raja hospital at Kadharpettai at Vaniyambadi and Aroor Raja hospital at Tirupattur.

His son Irfan is who is said to have escaped to Mauritius on September 6, sources said. Since all his siblings were doctors, Shafi wanted to make Irfan also a doctor and got an impersonator to clear NEET for him, sources said. Shafi was taken to the Theni CB-CID office for inquiry.

The Vellore district-based medical practitioner allegedly liaisoned with an agent who facilitated the impersonation, they said. The doctor is also the father of an MBBS student studying at Government Dharmapuri Medical College, who is on leave for about two weeks and is suspected to be evading authorities.

Days ago, K V Udit Surya, a student of Theni Medical College, his doctor father, Venkatesan, a casualty medical officer at Government Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai and a Kerala based agent Rasheed were arrested.

CB-CID sources said the heads of the four institutions at which the four students, under the scanner, had secured medical seats had been summoned for interrogation. They were expected to appear before the officials on Monday.

Meanwhile, Chennai medical college student Rahul of Sree Balaji Medical College and his father Davis were arrested by CBCID sleuths in Theni on Sunday. Rahul and his father were produced before the Theni Judicial Magistrate Court on Sunday along with SRM student Praveen and his father AKS Saravanan, who were arrested on Saturday.

On Saturday, police sought details of students who cleared NEET through coaching centres in the State. They also wrote to the National Testing Agency seeking information on whether the students had furnished the same personal credentials in different States.