CBSE conducted National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) on Sunday. The second phase of the examination was conducted and as much as 4.75 lac candidates registered for the examination.
CBSE had taken all the measures to ensure that the examination is conducted successfully without any chaos. But, on Sunday 5 people were arrested by Haldwani police for leaking the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) Phase 2 paper. Senior superintendent of police, Nainital, Sweety Aggarwal said, "The arrested were identified by police as Sanjay Kumar Prabhat of Sheikhpura and Ajay Sinha of Rohtas and Nishat Ahmed of Delhi. On questioning, the trio revealed the names of Dinesh Prasad of Patna and Vikas Kumar of Chhapra (also in Bihar), who were arrested from Sindhi Chauraha in Haldwani. Around 40 students have reportedly confessed to paying between Rs 10 to 40 lakh for the leaked question paper. The students from Bihar said they chose Haldwani as the location of their examination centre because the region was suffering a natural calamity and they thought the authorities would have had their hands full, making it easy for them to get away with scam."
"They were intimated of the leak by informers, who claimed that an interstate gang was operating in the region, offering candidates the NEET-2 question paper. The gang members had allegedly received the money in advance," Circle officer, Ramnagar, Swatantra Kumar said.
The officials in the nearby examination center were informed of the leak by Nainital police on Saturday night and they changed the question paper in time. During the examination no other issue was faced and the examination was conducted successfully. Brainbuxa will keep you updated on such news. For more, log on to Brainbuxa.