Comments on: MD Anderson investigating researcher Bharat Aggarwal over images http://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/ Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:48:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: dr g v raohttp://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/#comment-23041 Sat, 20 Apr 2013 03:56:38 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=6184#comment-23041 As said by me earlier, no action was taken and SKM continues to be an employee of CDFD and is happily drawing salary with all perks from the tax payers money…..it is now suspected that many more such scientists must be involved in such plagiarism in their own fields and by removing SKM, he might spill the beans..Incidentally I wrote to Dr Vijay Raghavan, Secretary of Dept of Biotech, Govt of India and superboss of SKM…

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The text of my complaint was :

“I regret to observe that even after several weeks ever since the plagiarism of scientific data by Dr S K Manna, Scientist of CDFD Hyderabad, has been in International and national press, no action has been taken against the said Dr Manna. In case your good self has missed this information, please browse through this link;

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Seven-Retractions-for-Indian-Immunologist/biotechniques-341840.html?service=print#.UXFUeLXRjTo

Dr Manna and CDFD have brought shame to this Country by being the only Scientist and Scientific organisation, respectively, in the World which has plagiarized the largest number of scientific papers. Please enlighten me in case any other Scientist has retracted 7 papers on charges of plagiarism.

Scientists like me who brought fame and honor to CDFD were framed………………………… , because I refused to be part of the rampant corruption prevalent at CDFD.

Today, it is an open secret that DNA testing reports from CDFD are suspect and in one case was also thrown out of Court which is contrary to the scene when I headed the DNA testing lab at CDFD. The day is not far off when some top serving and ex-officials of CDFD and DBT would be arrested and jailed for several acts of omission and commission. The example of Dr N K Ganguly is a glaring example.

Today the status at DBT is so appalling that sham scientists like Dr Manna are suspended for a week (as an eyewash) and then reinstated to continue to be paid salaries from public exchequer. The whole world is looking at DBT in surprise as to why such scientists are not acted upon within DBT. Had the same incident occurred at a CSIR lab, more transparent action would have been seen and such scientist would have been out.

I want simple and transparent answers as to ;

Why Dr Manna continues to be with CDFD.
Why no action has been taken for his misconduct.
What has happened to the funds granted to him on such projects, results of which he has plagiarized.
Whether a separate and independent auditing of accounts of projects sanctioned to him was ordered or not.

Or is it true that more such plagiarized work by Director CDFD and other scientists are being concealed at CDFD and that removing Dr Manna would make him to open his mouth bringing more shame to DBT and CDFD in particular and India in general.

Look forward to a reply for taking this forward to a more meaningful and logical conclusion”.
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To this above complaint, Dr Vijay Raghavan gave this reply which sounds so unimpressive but reveals that no action has been taken for such heinous crime….

The reply was:

“Dear Dr. RAO
Thank you for your mail. This matter will receive all the attention that is rightly needed.
Regards
Vijay”
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So let us wait and see what he does……

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By: Ranhttp://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/#comment-23040 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:07:35 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=6184#comment-23040 I am in the same boat. I did few good research work, but not identified new proteins etc.

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By: Ressci Integrityhttp://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/#comment-23027 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 22:31:53 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=6184#comment-23027 P.Jackson: this is what going to happen, I guess…

what is going on other former postdocs of BA?

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By: Ressci Integrityhttp://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/#comment-23026 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 22:31:13 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=6184#comment-23026 P.Jackson: this is what going to happen, I guess….what is going on other former postdocs of BA?

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By: dr g v raohttp://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/#comment-23025 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:13:51 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=6184#comment-23025 Readers can read an article in a reputed newspaper of Hyderabad which detailed the plagiarism of Dr Manna. Article link:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Centre-for-DNA-and-Fingerprinting-Diagnostics-scientist-in-plagiarism-controversy/articleshow/16496700.cms?goback=%2Egde_1901223_member_167217286

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By: scientificsprithttp://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/#comment-23023 Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:32:00 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=6184#comment-23023 Time is very important in researcher life. This blog has started to give valuable directions for those who are sopling their times in various ways.

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By: Biomanipulationhttp://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/#comment-23022 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 02:07:32 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=6184#comment-23022 That is the reason for which we have started these blogs. Fabrication of wrong data to show right kunclusions is taking the govt. funds for granted and cheating the society that heavily depends on it for its upliftment. We shud stop such things and spare no such scientist. The same images were copied and pasted with PS work in two different figures in same research paper and different papers for different expression parameters. Wat lead them to do so?

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By: Biomanipulationhttp://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/#comment-23021 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 02:05:41 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=6184#comment-23021 That is the reason for which we have started these blogs. Fabrication of wrong data to show right kunclusions is taking the govt. funds for granted and cheating the society that heavily depends on it for its upliftment. We shud stop such things and spare no such scientist who does the mockery of science. The same images were copied and pasted with PS work in two different figures in same research paper and different papers for different expression parameters. Wat lead them to do so?

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By: scienceguyhttp://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/#comment-23020 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 18:10:34 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=6184#comment-23020 Great findings…..Have gone through the blog..very impressive….Nanotechmanipulation & biomanipulation-are these papers not reviewed before being published..

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By: Biomanipulationhttp://retractionwatch.com/2012/01/31/md-anderson-investigating-researcher-bharat-aggarwal-over-images/#comment-23019 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 02:18:05 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=6184#comment-23019 @ Scienceguy: Its truly a mockery of science but the group is still enjoying the scientific stardom with such fake datas. We need to stop this by letting the reputed scientists investigate these manipulated datas.

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