Kerala police investigates medical exam ‘paper leak’ claims, says ‘no evidence found’

The cyber crime unit of the Kerala police registered a case over announcements made on social media claiming that question papers and answer keys of the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE) were available for sale.

However, the police said that at present there is no evidence that anyone has obtained the question paper and answer key, as was circulated on social media a day earlier.

The FMGE exam to be held on July 6 is conducted to ascertain the eligibility of foreign medical graduates who wish to practice in India. It is a mandatory exam to obtain registration with the Medical Council of India.

The Thiruvananthapuram Cyber ​​Crime police have registered a case against those advertising the sale of FMGE exam question papers and answer keys on Telegram under the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 2024. Police said this is the first case to be registered under the new law.

The law was introduced by the Centre last month, amid the NEET UG paper leak controversy, to curb unfair practices in public examinations.

To detect such frauds in future, the cyber division of the police has started round the clock cyber patrolling on social media platforms including various Telegram channels.

A day after registering the case, the Thiruvananthapuram city police said the investigation so far had not found any evidence that the FMGE question papers and answer keys were distributed to any candidate.

The police urged the candidates not to fall prey to such fraudulent cases and not to transact money to obtain question papers.

published by:

Akhilesh Nagari

Published on:

July 5, 2024

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