Analysing dig­i­tal ev­i­dence in AIIMS pa­per leak: CBI

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI -

The Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI) has told the Delhi High Court that dig­i­tal ev­i­dence, seized in con­nec­tion with the al­leged leak­age of AIIMS MBBS en­trance exam pa­per from a Ghaziabad-based test cen­tre, has been sent for foren­sic anal­y­sis.

The agency, in a sta­tus re­port filed be­fore a bench of Act­ing Chief Jus­tice Gita Mit­tal and Jus­tice C Hari Shankar, has said that a re­port is awaited from the Cen­tre for De­vel­op­ment of Ad­vanced Com­put­ing (CDAC) in Thiruvananthapuram where the ev­i­dence is be­ing ex­am­ined.

The CBI also said it was look­ing into the call data records of sus­pected mo­bile num­bers.

It said it has recorded state­ments of sev­eral per­sons, in­clud­ing the AIIMS As­sis­tant Con­troller of Ex­am­i­na­tion and the per­son who had in­formed about the leak.

The court listed the mat­ter for hear­ing on De­cem­ber 15.

The CBI’s sta­tus re­port was filed in a PIL seek­ing a court-mon­i­tored probe into the al­leged il­le­gal­i­ties and ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties dur­ing the All In­dia In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sci­ences (AIIMS) MBBS en­trance exam held on May 28, this year.

In Au­gust, the agency had told the bench that it had reg­is­tered a case in June on the al­leged leak of ques­tion pa­per for the AIIMS MBBS en­trance ex­am­i­na­tion.

It had told the court that “spe­cific ques­tions in the leaked screen­shots were used in SET-3 of shift-2 at exam cen­tre - HR In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Morta, Ghaziabad, Ut­tar Pradesh”.

“It has also been found that the spe­cific com­bi­na­tion and se­quence of the ques­tions were ran­domly and uniquely al­lo­cated to a par­tic­u­lar can­di­date,” the CBI had said in its re­port filed through Spe­cial Public Pros­e­cu­tor Ra­jdipa Be­hura.

The PIL was moved by a doc­tor, Anand Rai, who claims to be a whistle­blower in the Vya­pam scam case, and has sought di­rec­tions to the AIIMS to quash the re­sult de­clared on June 15 for the MBBS exam held on May 28.

The pe­ti­tioner, in his re­join­der, has said it was “im­per­a­tive” that a re-ex­am­i­na­tion is con­ducted “to avoid the pos­si­bil­ity of can­di­dates se­cur­ing ad­mis­sion through cor­rupt and il­le­gal means over mer­i­to­ri­ous can­di­dates”.

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All In­dia In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sci­ences

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