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Woman clerk arrested in MCI scam case

A woman clerk of Medical Council of India (MCI) was arrested by CBI today in a case relating of obtaining recognition from the Council through alleged fraudulent means for medical students from China and Russia.

With the arrest of the woman, the number of people nabbed by CBI in the case rose upto nine. CBI had recently arrested a middle-man, Jitendra Jagodia, who told the investigators about the role of MCI officials in the scam, official sources said.

CBI had conducted raids on 20 March across the country and arrested six people in connection with the case.

The case was being personally monitored by CBI Director Ranjit Sinha who believes such people need to be dealt firmly as they play with the lives of patients.

Government has made it mandatory a screening test of medical students from erstwhile USSR countries and China who wanted to practise in India.

The probe agency alleged that these candidates had colluded with MCI officials, who gave them permission to practise in return for illegal gratification even though the doctors did not fulfil the necessary parameters.

CBI had information pertaining to this scam after which intelligence was developed before filing an FIR against eight persons.
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