New Delhi: Varanasi Police on Tuesday arrested a medical student of King George’s Medical University (KGMU) and another person for their alleged involvement in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam solution racket. Police said on Wednesday that the doctor has been identified as Dr. Osama Shahid and the other person’s name is Abhay Kumar Mehta. Earlier, the police had arrested Julie Kumari, a BDS student who was allegedly posing as a genuine candidate, and her mother was arrested in this connection. Mehta is the brother of arrested BDS-II student Julie Kumari. According to reports, Mehta convinced Julie to appear in the NEET exam in place of Heena Biswas – a candidate from Tripura, after receiving an offer of Rs 5 lakh from the solver gang. Also Read – NEET PG Exam 2021: Supreme Court Dismisses Plea For Allowance Of ‘Center Change Option’
Based on the interrogation of the four arrested, some other members of the racket have been identified, who are allegedly active in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and several other states. Reports suggest that the police have also formed separate teams to nab others linked to the scam. During investigation, it was found that a Patna resident, known by his initials PK, is the leader of this inter-state gang, while Shahid used to search for such candidates. Also Read – NEET 2021: To avoid clash with other admissions, students demand postponement of NEET UG exam
Speaking to the media, Varanasi Police Commissioner A. Satish Ganesh said that Shahid, a native of Mau district, who appeared in the MBBS final year examination at KGMU Lucknow this year, used to find candidates on behalf of a solver from Patna. the gang. He said, “This gang used to take contracts to send impersonators to appear in the entrance test. If a candidate passes the exam, the gang takes anything from Rs 30 lakh to Rs 40 lakh from the candidate. Read- NEET-MDS Admission 2021: Tell us by Wednesday when you will conduct NEET-MDS counselling, Supreme Court to Center
“Police have recovered 15 copies of admit cards, four photographs of candidates, four courier receipts, two mobile phones with gang members chatting, money transaction details and other items,” he said.
“Both the persons arrested on Tuesday have disclosed the names of their gang members belonging to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and other states. Several police teams have been formed to nab the gang leader along with other members,” he said.
Stating that Shahid was acting as a bridge between people, the commissioner further said, “There is a supply side and a demand side. The demand side focuses on the coaching centers and retrieves the data of the candidates who are from good families and failed to clear the NEET exam in the previous attempts. The supply side identifies bright candidates who have passed the exam recently but are financially weak.”
Sections 419 (cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery with intent to defraud), 471 (cheating or dishonestly taking any document as genuine) An FIR has been registered under He knows or has reason to believe to be a forged document) and 34 (criminal act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) with Sarnath Police against him.
What is NEET scam?
Just a day after the NEET exam was conducted, a 10-member gang was arrested by the Jaipur Police, who was helping financially sound students crack the NEET exam. Original candidates’ photographs on the admit card. Surprisingly, these accused confirmed to the police officials that they too were ‘working hard’ since last year to hide the dummy candidates. It was a tough task to find such candidates who could give the exam and help the genuine candidates clear the exam, he revealed during the interrogation. The police arrested this 10-member gang a few hours before the start of the NEET exam on Sunday.
Very few ministers and politicians are talking #NEET_SCAM Why do they have stake in private medical colleges and coaching institutes?
These people are also taking 40-60 lakh fees
rob parents and students
No action on private medical college
— Advocate Anubha Shrivastava Sahai (@anubha1812) September 14, 2021
The police investigation confirmed that the gang started looking for dummy candidates a year ago from students who took the exam and cleared it. Most of these are students who are currently pursuing MBBS. They were convinced to sit for the genuine candidates and clear the exam. Officials said people from poor backgrounds were selected and photographs of candidates were edited on the admit cards to help them crack the exam. He confirmed that the dummy candidates were also helped financially from time to time to keep their faith in the gang intact.
The incident surrounding the NEET exam came to light recently after the JEE Main scam case, in which an entire exam center in Sonepat, Haryana was allegedly hacked. As per reports, a private firm had allegedly conducted the exam remotely on behalf of the students and the candidates paid Rs 15-20 lakh for doing so.
(with agency input)