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NEET-UG paper leak: CBI arrests 2 in NEET-UG paper leak case

The school booking was made through Manish Prakash's friend Ashutosh, also an accused, a day before the NEET exam

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 27th 2024 03:11 PM -- Updated: June 27th 2024 04:02 PM
NEET-UG paper leak: CBI arrests 2 in NEET-UG paper leak case

NEET-UG paper leak: CBI arrests 2 in NEET-UG paper leak case

NEET-UG paper leak: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has made its first arrests in the NEET-UG paper leak case in Bihar, detaining two individuals - Manish Prakash and Ashutosh from Patna. One of the detainees, Manish Prakash, is suspected of booking a room for at least two dozen students involved in the scandal.

The school booking was made through Manish Prakash's friend Ashutosh, also an accused, a day before the NEET exam. The CBI is investigating how the leaked paper ended up at the school and the roles of Manish Prakash and Ashutosh Kumar in the paper leak.


As per the sources, both accused allegedly provided secure premises to the aspirants before the examination, where they were given leaked papers and answer keys

The accused have been produced in court for further police custody.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered six FIRs in the NEET paper leak case.

The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducted the NEET-UG examination, is facing criticism over alleged irregularities. This prompted a series of protests across the country, with demonstrators and political parties demanding to disband the NTA.

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought a response from the National Testing Agency (NTA) on the petition that claimed "inconsistent" calculation of marks on the OMR sheets used for the NEET-UG 2024 exam.

A vacation bench of Justices Manoj Misra and SVN Bhatti issued a notice and sought the NTA's response by July 8, the date of the next hearing.

Several petitions were filed in the apex court seeking direction to recall NEET-UG 2024 results and to conduct the examination afresh, alleging paper leakage and malpractices in the test held on May 5.

The apex court had already refused to stay the counselling of NEET-UG, 2024.

The NEET-UG examination, conducted by the NTA, is the pathway for admissions into MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and other related courses in government and private institutions across the country



- With inputs from agencies

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