871 medical seats allotted in 2 min after site hacked: 200 Cr scam in MP!
BHOPAL: Allotment of 871 private medical seats has come under cloud in Madhya Pradesh.
The allotment was made in a strange turn of events after the website that facilitates admissions was hacked in Madhya Pradesh.
The incident has caused a major controversy in the State. Hundreds of aspirants and their kin sat on a protest throughout the night at the medical college campus in Bhopal.
The officials admitted that the site was hacked and yet by midnight, server was up for two minutes to allot the seats, before it again went dead--shocking hundreds of aspirants and their parents who were sitting on the campus of the Gandhi Medical College (GMC) in Bhopal.
At 3 am, the candidates got a SMS that the process was over, clearly, suggesting a major manipulation in the admission process. Shocked, the aspirants tried to obtain information from officials but all efforts were in vain.
The aspirants allege that once again the private medical colleges have managed to manipulate system and cheated the eligible students. "The MPONLINE website got hacked and officials accepted it. But at 11.58 pm it wasup for two minutes and the process of admissions got over."
It is clear that as Supreme Court had put a check on the earlier admissions and the deadline for counselling was September 30, the private colleges tinkered with the system, believing that the court deadline would be over and they can't be held accountable now", said father of a youth who was sitting on a dharna at GMC.
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Whistleblower Dr Anand Rai said that if the site was hacked, there should be immediate action and FIR must be registered agianst the hacker. He urged the DGP RK Shukla to take immediate action in this regard.
"It is unfortunate that the state government is oblivious to the plight of youths and their families who are being robbed of their due seats because of the ugly nexus of the private medical colleges' owners with the crooks in the system", he said while speaking to media.
Dr Rai regretted that neither ruling party nor the opposition seemed to be sensitive towards the victims. "Despite a fraud of such magnitude, none of the students' wings of political parties have come to the aid of the victims", he told media.
Earlier also allocation of private medical seats has led to a major scandal. The DMAT scam was suspected to be of the tune of hundreds of crores. Private medical colleges had allegedly manipulated the system and gave admission to candidates who paid the desired money.
The scam couldn't be properly investigated as focus remained on the Vyapam scam. Meanwhile, hundreds of youths and their family members are sitting outside the GMC. "We want justice. Precious years have been lost and eligible students who get numbers are denied admissions", said a woman whose daughter had got 395 marks in the exam.