5 Doctors Held over Medical Admission Question Leak

Desk Report

Published: 22 Aug 2023, 01:58 pm

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Five physicians were detained by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Bangladesh Police on Monday in Khulna in relation to their participation in leaking medical college entrance exam questions and accumulating money.

Dr. Yunus Uzzaman Khan Tarim, 40; Luis Saurav Sarkar, 30; Sharmistha Mondal, 26; Mustahin Hasan Lamia, 26; and Nazia Mehjabin Tisha, 24; are the arrested individuals.

CID Additional Police Superintendent (Media) Azad Rahman said: “Those arrested from Khulna were involved in leaking medical admission question papers. On August 13, Jasim was arrested as the mastermind of the leak of medical admission question papers.

“A diary was seized from him. There were names of people involved in leaking medical question papers across the country. Based on that information, these five people have been arrested in Khulna,” he also added.

Some of the arrested doctors were directly involved in the question paper leak. Others leaked question papers and participated in the medical entry test and were admitted to medical school.

Earlier, their families alleged during a press conference that on Monday, the doctors were picked up by CID members from their home.

CID sources said , a doctor at Khulna Medical College Hospital, owns a coaching center named Three Doctors in Khulna. He has been involved in consistently leaking medical question papers. Luis Saurav, an alumnus of Khulna Medical College, teaches at the center and works as a medical officer in a private company. Mustahin Hasan, Sharmistha Mondal, and Nazia Mehjabin were students of Khulna Medical College in the 2015-16 academic year.

Mustahin ranked 11th nationally in the medical admission test and was a Three Doctors Coaching Centre student. Sharmistha and Nazia got into Khulna Medical College using leaked Three Doctors question papers in exchange for money.

At Khulna Medical College Hospital, Dr. Sharmistha Mondal is a resident physician. Khulna medical college Chhatra League was previously led by Dr. Md. Yunus Uzzaman Khan Tarim, an adviser at Three Doctors medical entrance coaching who is also active with Swadhinata Chikitchik Parishad. 

He is presently an assistant registrar at the hospital's orthopedic division. He has spent almost 15 years working in the medical school admissions counseling industry. The remainder work for for-profit hospitals.

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