9 students in the dock for blocking PG seats

The Comed-K counselling for postgraduate medical courses that commenced here on Thursday was marred by the revelation that a few students from Rajasthan attempted to block the seats and sell them off. 

Muralidhar Kumawat, a student from Rajasthan who was ranked 48th, was found trying to take a seat and selling it off for Rs five lakh. He was one of the nine students from that state who tried to “engage in malpractice”, the Comed-K claimed.

The Comed-K acted after receiving a fax message. Later, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) officers arrived, with a list of eleven more candidates suspected to be involved in blocking seats. 

At the counselling, all 373 medical seats on offer were taken up. As per a Supreme Court order, the first will be extended to May 31. Candidates who have selected the seats should report to the concerned college by June 7.

Else, the seats will go back to the general category and offered to eligible candidates in the second round likely scheduled for July.

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