In a fresh development in the NEET impersonation case, officials of the CB-CID have arrested a girl student and her mother, bringing the number of arrests to 10.
The girl, identified as Priyanka, a first-year MBBS student at Saveetha Medical College, Chennai, and her mother Mynavathi were brought here for examination by the police.
Sources said the investigation revealed that the student had manipulated the scorecard to get admission. The information was gathered during inquiries with other students arrested earlier. On Saturday evening, Priyanka and Mynavathi were produced before a Judicial Magistrate Court and sent to the district jail.
Based on the confession of Udit Surya, student of Theni Government Medical College, who was the first student to be accused and arrested in the case, the police arrested three more students on impersonation charges, including Praveen, a student of Balaji Medical College, Rahul, of SRM Medical College and Mohammed Irfan, of Dharmapuri Government Medical College.
The police said inquiries with all these students pointed to agents based in Bengaluru and Kerala, who had arranged for the impersonators after taking money from parents of aspirants.
CB-CID SP Vijay Kumar told The Hindu that special teams will nab the agents soon. We have also written to the Directorate of Medical Education, seeking a thorough check of the documents of students in all medical colleges, and have sought reports on any mismatch in photos and other details, he said.
On Saturday, CB-CID officials held inquiries with the college dean, J. Damodharan.
In the last two days, the court had dismissed the bail plea of Udit Surya and his father Venkatesan, Rahul and his father Davis and Praveen and his father Saravanan.