NEET 2022 cheating scam: CBI busts racket; 8 including mastermind arrested
The NEET 2022 has been in controversy for several reasons including exchanging the question paper
An exam solver gang had tried to help students in the medical entrance exam NEET 2022 held on July 17, according to a preliminary investigation by CBI.
The NEET 2022 has been in controversy for several reasons including exchanging the question paper and the allegations of asking female candidates to remove innerwear in the name of frisking.
Candidates in multiple centres including those in Delhi and Haryana had paid hefty money to the exam solver gang to impersonate students and take exams on their behalf.
The CBI has alleged that user IDs and passwords of the candidates were collected by the accused, who made necessary modifications for the allotment of desired examination centres.
In the latest move, CBI has arrested eight people, including the suspected mastermind and paper solvers.
The investigations reveal that the exam solver gang impersonated candidates to help them in the NEET and help seek admissions to undergraduate medical courses, including in AIIMS.
Two solvers were caught from the centre at Faridabad's Sector 81, another solver from centre at a school in Delhi's Havelock Square, New Delhi while the mastermind was also apprehended from outside the school, and another accused from the hostel of Safdarjung Hospital.
CBI received inputs that several people had entered into a criminal conspiracy to arrange solvers to impersonate candidates in the NEET exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) at several centres in Delhi and Haryana on Sunday, the FIR alleged, according to sources.