Central Board of Secondary Education successfully conducted the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) on 7
May, 2017, across the entire nation in offline mode. Meanwhile, the Anti-Terrorism squad of Rajasthan police successfully arrested a gang, which was trying to sell the NEET question paper.
According to reports, a large number of candidates (11,38,890) appeared for the NEET 2017 exam which also includes 1522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 Foreigners. The exam was conducted in 10 different languages, across 1921 exam centers which were distributed in 103 cities.
More on the report about paper leak
- According to the reports, the ATS team of Rajasthan police was on strict surveillance for the past 15 days.
- As of now four men belonging to Delhi and Rajasthan have been arrested in the case.
- Officials also told, 11 candidates who paid the money for the question paper have also been questioned.
- However, the exam question paper which the gang was selling did not match with any of the NEET exam held on May 7, 2017.
Statements from the ATS officials:
"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".
The gang was selling the question paper in INR 5 Lakh to 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.