The case came to light while the biometric verifications of students admitted in the university in 2012 was being conducted on Monday. University spokesperson Dr AA Mahdi said the biometric team, after conducting the verifications, submitted their report regarding impersonation case of three students. The fingerprint and photographs of these three students, who are already studying in the class of MBBS 2012 batch, did not match with the fingerprints and photographs of the candidates taken at the time of CPMT examination.
The three candidates allegedly found guilty are Shah Alam, Kunal Kumar, and Krishna Pratap. Whereas Shah Alam had secured 125 rank in overall category in the CPMT examination, both Kunal Kumar and Krishna Pratap, belonging to Schedule Caste category, had secured second and ninth rank in the reserved category.
“Shah Alam hails from Azamgarh, whereas Kunal Kumar is from Ballia and Krishna Pratap is from Gorakhpur. They had all appeared for CPMT at different centres. An FIR is being lodged against all three of them for cheating and forgery under various sections of IPC,” said Sunil Kumar Singh, in-charge of the Medical University Police Outpost.