NEW DELHI: In a major breakthrough in the NEET-UG paper leaks case, the CBI on Wednesday arrested Aman Singh from Jharkhand‘s Hazaribagh for his alleged role in the matter.
As per a report by ANI, sources in the CBI said Singh was a kingpin of the paper leaks racket.
This is the seventh arrest by the probe agency in connection with the NEET-UG probe.
On Sunday, the CBI had nabbed the owner of a private school in Godhra district of Gujarat, the sixth arrest in the case.Dixit Patel, owner of Jay Jalaram School situated near Godhra in Panchmahal district, was arrested for allegedly soliciting between ₹5 lakh and ₹10 lakh from candidates, promising to enhance their examination scores.
The NEET-UG examination was conducted by the National Testing Agency on May 5 at 4,750 centres in 571 cities in the country and 14 cities abroad with 23 lakh candidates appearing for the examination.
The results were declared on June 4, which immediately caused a hue and cry with aspirants raising multiple issues. An unprecedented 67 candidates achieved a perfect score of 720 marks out of 720 led to widespread protests in the country.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on June 23 registered a criminal case over the alleged irregularities in the conduct of the NEET-UG and UGC-NET exams by the NTA and formed special teams to probe the matter.
(This is a developing story)