A multi-state racket offering guaranteed seats to NEET students has been detected with the arrest of eight people by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Students were replaced by expert exam solvers at the time of exam in the same way like it was shown in Bollywood’s hit ‘Munnabhai MBBS’.
Each seat cost ₹ 20 lakh, of which 5 lakh was given to the person who impersonated the student and solved the NEET (the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) question paper, said sources in the agency. The rest is shared by the middlemen and others.
CBI sources stated each seat costs Rs 20 lakh, of which 5 lakh is given to the person who impersonates the student and solves the NEET (the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) question paper
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The racket is active across Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana.
“To broaden the scope of the investigation, the agency will now speak to the candidates. The role of coaching institutions will also come under the scanner,” officials said.
Using surveillance to gather leads, CBI laid a trap at offline centres
“It was alleged that user IDs and passwords of certain candidates had been collected by the accused and their associates and necessary modifications were made for getting desired exam centres as planned by them,” officials further added.