NEET 2021 paper leak: 8 people arrested in Jaipur.
JAIPUR, September 14 : The Jaipur police (west) busted a racket that leaked the question paper of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam for a girl candidate and demanded Rs 35 lakh for it on Monday.
Eight people, including an invigilator who leaked the paper, the girl candidate and others who helped her with the answer key, have been arrested. Police also seized Rs 10 lakh from a person who has been arrested.
Addressing a press conference, officiating deputy commissioner of police (west) Richa Tomar said, “We had specific information that some people will help candidates appearing for the NEET exam at the Rajasthan Institute of Engineering and Technology centre near Bhankrota. It was found that one invigilator had sent the question paper outside to help the girl candidate solve it. We also had information that the gang had demanded Rs 35 lakh to help the candidate.”
“We deputed an officer to check on invigilators at this particular examination centre. Some of our men also kept an eye on activities inside and outside the centre,” she said. TNN
The team raided Room No. 35 of the examination centre and found the invigilator, identified as Ram Singh, had clicked pictures of the question paper and sent it outside. “It was also found that one Navratan Swami, who runs a coaching institute at Bansur, was in touch with one Sunil Kumar, who wanted to help his niece, Dhaneshari Yadav, cheat in the exam.”
“Invigilator Ram Singh sent the question paper to one Pankaj Yadav to solve it. He used the mobile phone of one Mukesh Samota, an administrator of the college, to send the pictures. Sunil Kumar, the candidate’s uncle, was waiting outside the examination centre with Rs 10 lakh in cash,” said additional DCP (west) Ram Singh.
Police teams arrested eight persons in connection with the incident and also seized Rs 10 lakh.
The accused have been identified as Mukesh Samota, the college administrator; Ram Singh, the invigilator; Dhaneshwari Yadav, the candidate; Sunil Kumar Yadav, the uncle of the candidate; Navratan Swami, the owner of the private institute, Anil Yadav and Sandeep, the two who helped in answering the questions; and Pankaj Yadav, who forwarded the answers back to the invigilator.
Police have claimed to have busted the whole racket involved in leaking question papers and informed authorities.
Meanwhile, a special team of Ajmer police arrested nine persons involved in providing dummy candidates to appear for the NEET exam on Monday. (TNN)