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'Many more candidates involved in PMT admission scam'

DNIND23782 | 10/11/2013 | Author : dna correspondent | WC :329

Same residence address in their application forms

Candidates belonging to different cities involved in the PMT scandal had left a clue of their offence by mentioning same address of residence in their respective cities in their application forms.
The code this time was not broken by police but by an ethical hacker, Nikhil Thakur, who revealed the details here at a press conference.
Thakur found that an email ID, "rahulasth@gmail.com" of one Rahul Asthana was mentioned 38 times as reference mail ID by candidates hailing from Kanpur.
It was clear from the revelation that Rahul Asthana is one of the links between Munna Bhais and masterminds of the scandal.
The discovery also pointed that not just 345 candidates listed by the police in the chargesheet were suspected to be involved in the scam but many more.
Internet activist Nikhil Thakur came out with this revelation on Thursday. He said, "Rahul Asthana is an assistant manager at Shriram Life Insurance Co. Ltd in Kanpur, he can open more secrets related to scandal."
Nikhil showed several documents proving his findings and told that seven Indore candidates form list of 345 disclosed in police chargesheet mentioned "75-A, Tilak Nagar, Indore" as their residence address in the application forms.
Some addresses such as "591 Q Block, Sharada Nagar, Kanpur", "117/N/264 Tulsi Nagar, Kakadeo, Kanpur", "117/591 Q Block, Sharda Nagar, Kanpur", "117/886 N Block, Tulsi Nagar, kakadeo, Kanpur", finds mention several times in the list.
"To establish findings, when I visited addresses, I found that there was nobody with such names living. Like Rahul Asthana, there can be many more who acted as links in different states, he added.
The clue
Seven Indore candidates from the list of 345 disclosed in police charge sheet mentioned "75-A, Tilak Nagar, Indore" as residence address in application forms
Some address such as "591 Q Block, Sharada Nagar, Kanpur", "117/N/264 Tulsi Nagar, Kakadeo, Kanpur", "117/591 Q Block, Sharda Nagar, Kanpur", "117/886 N Block, Tulsi Nagar, kakadeo, Kanpur", finds mention several times in the list



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