A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation, probing the irregularities in the UGC-NET examination, was attacked in Bihar’s Nawada on Saturday. Following this, four persons were arrested by the police after the central agency complained about the incident on Sunday. 

The incident occurred on Saturday evening when a CBI team had gone to Kasiadeeh village in Nawada, officials told news agency PTI.

In the video of the incident, a mob can be seen gathered around the vehicles of the CBI team, heckling the officers.

FIR Registered For Disrupting Govt Work & Assault

After receving a call the local police station dispatched force from Rajauli police station. The local police station filed an FIR against the accused on charges of disrupting the government work and assault.

The four persons who were allegedly involved in the attack have been sent to judicial custody, officials told PTI.

Commenting on the incident, SP Nawada, Ambrish Rahul said: “Yesterday, the CBI team was in Nawada. They were investigating the UGC-NET case. They then went to Rajauli area…This raid was kept as a secret & Rajauli Police was not informed about it. When they started raiding the people of that area started questioning them. Rajauli Police was then informed, we sent a team and the CBI team was brought to the station…The CBI team has not arrested anyone.”

He further said that no CBI official sustained major injuries. However, some of them suffered minor injuries as the people surrounded their car.

“We have registered a case and investigation is going on,” the SP added.

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CBI Registers FIR Over UGC-NET ‘Paper Leak’

On Thursday, the CBI had registered an FIR into the UGC-NET paper leak case against unidentified people on Education ministry’s reference.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the UGC-NET-2024 exam for the selection of junior research fellows, assistant professors, and PhD scholars on June 18 in two shifts across the country.

However, the very next day, the University Grants Commission received inputs about the availability of the exam paper on the darknet, which was allegedly being sold for Rs 5-6 lakh on various messaging platforms, PTI reported.

These inputs were provided by the National Cyber Crime Threat Analytics Unit of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (l4C).

According to the complaint from the education ministry and the inputs from I4C, which comes under the Union Home ministry, suggested that the integrity of the examination may have been compromised.  

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