NEET exam gang busted, 4 held by Delhi Policetext_fields
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested four persons from a NEET exam gang, who used to appear in exams in place of actual candidates.
The arrested, including AIIMS students, used to attend exams after taking a sum of Rs 7 lakh each.
The accused were identified as Naresh Bishnoi, Sanju Yadav, Mahavir, and Jitendra.
The police made their first arrest when they apprehended Yadav, one of the accused, who had deceitfully posed as a candidate during the NEET entrance examination, after his biometric data failed to match that of the genuine candidate.
Further investigation revealed that his identification card and official documents, including his Aadhar card, were all forged.
Upon being apprehended, Yadav, a radiology student, disclosed that he agreed to take the exam on behalf of the actual candidate in exchange for monetary compensation.
According to sources, Yadav was roped into the scam by Bishnoi, a second-year student at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Bishnoi, believed to be the leader of the gang, was taken into custody while giving his second-year examination.
He had allegedly enticed several AIIMS students by offering them monetary rewards, subsequently arranging for first-year students to sit in the nationwide NEET exam on behalf of different candidates.
Mahavir and Jitendra, also said to be AIIMS students, were arrested from Nagpur.
Police have also seized several pieces of evidence, including a laptop and mobile phones, from the accused and those devices would soon be forwarded for forensic examination.
"We are presently scrutinising their mobile devices and the contacts stored within them in order to identify additional individuals who may be potentially involved in this extensive cheating operation," a source said.
The NEET exam, previously known as the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is a nationwide entrance examination conducted for students aspiring to pursue undergraduate medical courses such as MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, and others.
This exam serves as a gateway to both government and private medical institutions across the country.
With inputs from IANS