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NEET-UG paper leak case: CBI arrests father-son duo from Nalanda and Gaya

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) made fresh arrests in NEET-UG paper leak probe on Tuesday. The investigative agency arrested NEET-UG candidate, Sunny Kumar, from Nalanda and one Ranjit Kumar from Gaya.

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First Published Jul 9, 2024, 5:34 PM IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two accused -- Sunny Kumar and Ranjeet from Nalanda and Gaya -- in the NEET paper leak case. Sunny is a candidate while Ranjeet is his father. Both of them are accused of being involved in the NEET paper leak case. 

According to the officials, the CBI has so far detained eight people in connection with the Bihar NEET-UG paper leak case, one person each in relation to suspected manipulation in Latur and Godhra, Gujarat, and one person from Dehradun in connection with a wider plot.

In a related case, the agency had already detained the vice principal and principle of the Oasis school in Hazaribagh as well as two individuals who were allegedly responsible for providing NEET applicants with a safe haven where the Bihar Police had found burned question papers.

The CBI, which is probing the alleged irregularities in the medical entrance exam, has registered six FIRs. The FIR from Bihar pertains to leakage of paper while the remaining from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra are linked to impersonation of candidates and cheating.

The agency's own FIR on a reference from the Union Education Ministry pertains to a "comprehensive investigation" into the alleged irregularities in the examination.

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) and Centre to file their affidavits with all the details and sought a status report from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on July 10 in the NEET UG exam.

The Supreme Court on Monday said that there is no doubt that the NEET-UG held on May 5 was compromised by a question paper leak and asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) to apprise it about the steps taken to identify the candidates who benefited from the paper leak.

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