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8 Arrested in NEET Question Paper Leak Probe, Demand of Rs 35 lakh

NEET question paper leak

On Monday, Jaipur police claimed to have exposed the whole racket of eight people who were connected to the probe related to the National Eligibility Entrance Test or NEET question paper leak. Reportedly, this leak was organized for a girl candidate in demand of Rs 35 lakh. Police seized Rs 10 lakh from a person on spot.

This NEET question paper leak was originated from the Rajasthan Institute of Engineering and Technology after the youth took a photo with a mobile phone and sent it to two others in Sikar. Jaipur police found eight people who were related to each other. Among the 8 culprits, there was an invigilator who leaked the paper, a girl candidate, and people who helped her with the answer key. They all have been arrested by the Jaipur police.

While addressing a press conference, Richa Tomar Deputy Commissioner of police said, “We had information that some people will help candidates in appearing NEET exam at Rajasthan Institute of Engineering and Technology.” She further added, “We had information about an invigilator who had sent question paper outside the institute. Four police teams were formed and deputed to keep eye on invigilators and other people who are indulged in this racket.”

Furthermore, Tomar informed that their team found the clicked picture of the NEET question paper on the phone of Ram Singh, the invigilator, and Mukesh Samota an administrator. He sent it outside to help the candidate by creating an answer key. After that, she said, “Their team also found Navratan Swami who runs a coaching institute at Bansur, was connected with one Dhaneshari Yadav, who wanted to help his niece by cheat in exams.”

Invigilator Singh used the mobile phone of Mukesh Samota, an administrator of the college to send the clicked picture of the question paper to Pankaj Yadav to solve it. Sunil Kumar uncle of the girl candidate was waiting outside the examination center with Rs 10 lakh cash.

Mukesh Samota, the administrator of RIET college, Ram Singh, the invigilator, candidate Dhaneshwari Yadav, candidate’s uncle Sunil Kumar Yadav, Navratan Swami, owner of a private institute Anil Yadav and Sandeep who were helping in the answer key, have been identified as accused.

This is not the first time the NEET question paper leak has made the headlines. In 2017 NEET has been in some kind of controversy of leaked. In which five people were arrested in the case. As per the police investigation the accused group used to promise admissions under management quota for students.

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