NEET Paper Leak Scam: 4 Arrested

By Divya

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) successfully conducted the  National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEET-UG-2017 Exam on Sunday, May 7 in offline mode across the country.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan police has arrested a gang that tried to leak the NEET question paper.

How many students appeared for the exam?

As per reports, a total of 11, 38,890 students registered for this examination including 1522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 Foreigners. This exam was conducted in 10 languages at 1921 exam centers in 103 cities.

More on the NEET paper leak report:

  • As reported, the senior ATS officials said that the team was doing continuous surveillance for the last 15 days.
  • As of now, four men each from Delhi and Rajasthan have been arrested.
  • Further, the officials also said that 11 candidates, who had paid money to the gang, were also questioned by the ATS.
  • The question paper they were purportedly selling didn't match with the one that came in NEET exam 2017.
NEET Paper Leak

Here's what the ATS official said:

  • "The arrested men had taken money from candidates and promised them to leak the question paper of NEET. One of our teams had gone to Delhi and another one was in Jaipur, keeping a watch on the accused," superintendent of police (ATS) Vikas Kumar told.
  • "The men have been identified as Vikram Singh, Bhupendra Sharma, Ashok Gupta and Rahul. Singh and Rahul are from Bihar; Ashok Gupta is a resident of Delhi. Sharma is a government employee in Jaipur."

How much the gang changed for the NEET paper?

  • According to media reports, the gang had taken about Rs 5 lakh from each candidate.
  • "We have booked all four accused for cheating and further details are expected to come up once the investigation progresses," said Kumar added.
  • As of now, cases of the paper leak have been registered from two states only.

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