Kolkata: A Kolkata-based educational institute employee was arrested for allegedly accepting money from a student’s parent, promising a spot on the NEET merit list, the police said on Wednesday. The accused also guaranteed the student admission to a medical college in Kolkata, news agency PTI quoted an senior officer as saying.

“Based on a complaint lodged with the Shakespeare Sarani Police Station, we arrested the accused on Tuesday night. We are questioning him to find out whether he is involved in any racket or not,” the police officer told PTI.

Several allegations of irregularities have surfaced regarding the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET, conducted by the National Testing Agency in May.

According to an officer, in his complaint, the father of the student stated that he had paid Rs 5 lakh of the Rs 12 lakh demanded by the accused for the arrangement.

The accused has been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the officer confirmed.

 

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