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In Medical Examination NEET Rigging Rip-off, Seats Bought For Rs 20 Lakh: CBI Sources

New Delhi:

A multi-state racket providing “confirmed” seats in medical programs have been detected with the arrest of eight folks by the Central Bureau of Investigation yesterday. The dishonest operation – unfold throughout Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana — labored in the way in which confirmed in Bollywood blockbuster “Munnabhai MBBS”.  Skilled paper solvers impersonated college students and wrote reply sheets in trade of big sums.

Every seat price Rs 20 lakh, of which 5 lakh was given to the one that impersonated the scholar and solves the NEET (the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Check) query paper, stated sources within the company. The remaining is shared by the middlemen and others.

On Monday, the company made the arrests from Delhi — six of the eight solved NEET papers, sources stated. The mastermind is one Sushil Ranjan from Safdarjung, who deputed “paper solvers” and accepted funds. Eleven folks have been named within the case and the hunt is on for the remainder.

To broaden the scope of the investigation, the company will now communicate to candidates. The position of teaching establishments on this will even come beneath the scanner, officers stated.

To cease dishonest, the authorities have tightened safety checks for NEET, the place wallets, purses, belts, caps, jewelry, footwear and heels are banned within the examination corridor. Candidates are additionally not allowed to hold any stationery.

However this racket managed to tweak NEET ID playing cards utilizing morphed images so paper solvers may acquire entrance within the examination corridor. The accused additionally collected person IDs and passwords of the candidates and made needed modifications to get the specified examination centres.

The NEET undergraduate examination – held on July 17 – is supposed for admission to medical and dental programs. It additionally the gateway for Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathic drugs and nursing programs.



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