The dean of the Gandhi Medical College Dr.Nirbhay Shrivastava said "The matter has been referred to the police after coming across the discrepancies in the photographs of the students they posted on different occasions while applying for the pre-medical test, appearing in exams and counselling".
Out of 140 students admitted during the admission period, the Madhya Pradesh Professional Education Board (MPPEB) had raised suspicion on the credentials of 36 students. A committee was formed by the GMC to examine the details furnished by them including their photographs and documents submitted on different occasions.
Moreover, the committee has also matched the finger prints of the 28 accused, report of which has been handed over to the police along with other documents. Also additional superintendent of Police Rajesh Singh Chandel confirmed that a case has been registered against 28 GMC fake students. Medical education department sources said that the credentials of the previous years MBBS batches at the GMC would also be examined.
Three people among the 28 had gone missing from the GMC immediately after the committee initiated probe. The GMC sources pointed out that the three students, names of whom were not disclosed, never appeared before the committee. They neither replied to the number of missives sent by the college over the period nor did they give their finger prints for verification; said the GMC Sources.
The authorities also said; "If the police complete the investigation before the completion of the degree, then they would be terminated from the college".