An All India Institute of Medical Sciences staffer and two girls have been detained after the police allegedly recovered a set of question papers, suspected to be that of the AIIMS entrance test, from them, police said on Monday.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Ghaziabad) Akhil Kumar said they have sent a team to AIIMS to cross check whether the set of papers seized from the trio was the same set which is being used for the entrance test being held today.
"We have detained three persons, including one Meena Aggarwal, who is an AIIMS staffer, on Sunday night. We are interrogating all of them," Kumar said. However, the entrance test began this morning as scheduled, AIIMS spokesperson Y K Gupta said.
The girls were seen at Aggarwal's place on Sunday night with their families; he said adding they were supposed to sit for the entrance test today. Aggarwal is a resident of Ghaziabad and according to the parents of the girls, she allegedly demanded Rs ten lakh for each person, he said.
"It might be a case of cheating. She might be cheating these girls. She was extracting money from them. But we cannot say anything with certainty now. Our teams are in AIIMS to cross check the mater," he said.
Gupta said the entrance exam is being conducted at nearly 100 centres across the country. "We are waiting for the documents seized by the Ghaziabad police and any further action will be taken only after ascertaining the paper's genuineness," he said.
Meanwhile, AIIMS has denied that there was any leak of question papers of its MBBS entrance examination. 'There is no substance in the allegations of any such leak," AIIMS spokesperson Y K Gupta said when asked about reports of the alleged leak.
Nearly eight lakh aspirants are appearing for the exam.