BANGALORE: Private medical colleges, which had received notices from the Central Crime Branch (CCB) in connection with the COMED-K UGET 2014 seat-blocking case, have sent bundles of answer papers as reply.
Sources in the CCB told Express that notices were issued to nine colleges as a first step and they were asked to provide information about admissions.
“They then sent bundles of papers. This shows that they are trying to escape,” said an official.
The city police had recently arrested 35 people, including candidates and agents, for malpractice in the entrance test conducted for admission to undergraduate professional courses for the academic year 2014-15, through the Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K).
The colleges which were served notices were Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College and Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in Bangalore, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences in Mandya, JJM Medical College and SS Institute of Medical Science in Davanagere, Basaveshwara Medical College in Chitradurga, KVG Medical College in Sullia, MR Medical College in Gulbarga and S Nijalingappa Medical College in Bagalkot.
“We just need to know the admission details, particularly of the 597 seats which were blocked and sold.” the Central Crime Branch official said.
Five of these colleges have sent data pertaining to the seats sold by around 250 impersonators.
Meanwhile, notices were issued to 22 more colleges which were allegedly involved in the seat-blocking scam. They have been given one month’s time to reply to the notice.