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NEET exam 2017: Several arrested for impersonation and paper leak, female candidate forced to remove inner-wear in Kerala

An Impudent Incident Surfaced In Kerala Where A Female Candidate Who Appeared For National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Or NEET Was Allegedly Forced To Remove Her Inner-wear Before Entering The Examination Hall.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 08 May 2017, 02:14:27 PM
NEET exam 2017: Several arrested for impersonation and paper leak

New Delhi:

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2017 (NEET UG 2017) for the admission to MBBS/BDS courses was held by Central Board of Second Education (CBSE) on May 7. The NEET took place on May 7 from 10 AM to 1 PM. 

The Goa police arrested four Bihar youths from two different examination halls in the state for impersonating during the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and Patna Police arrested five persons including two medical students for allegedly making an attempt to leak question papers.

Goa police identified four youths as Randhir Singh (21),Diwakar Kumar (22), Mohammad Chanchal (28) and Abhishekh Singh(23) all residents of Bihar. 

"Two youths were arrested by the Verna police when they were found impersonating as two students at a private schoollocated in Vasco city," a senior police official said. 

Randhir Singh and Diwakar Kumar were picked up from the examination centre.  "During interrogation, they told us that two more of their accomplices were appearing in the exam at another private school located at Old Goa near here," he added.

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All the four youths were booked under sections 419(cheating by personation), 420 (cheating) and 511 (attempting to steal someone's right) of the IPC.  Police also seized mobile phones, various equipment and pick van from the arrested persons.

Those arrested are the gang's kingpin and Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) student Shiv Kumar,Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) student Shivam Mandal, law student Avinash Roshan, a private school coordinator Avinash Chandra Dubey and a pick van driver Sanjay Yadav, the SSP said in a release.

During the interrogation, the accused persons revealed that they had talked to a Centre Superintendent of an examination centre who would help them in getting the question paper.

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The pick van was to be used for transporting question paper which they would get it photo copied somewhere en routeand then they would distribute it among candidates, SSP said adding that the gang had demanded a hefty sum from some of the candidates of Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Police are interrogating the accused persons besides conducting raids to nab their accomplices, he added.

Taking into account the rising number of incidents and methods of cheating the CBSE has a strict dress code for students along with a list of things they can carry inside the examination hall. 

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An impudent incident surfaced in Kerala where a female candidate who appeared for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test or NEET was allegedly forced to remove her inner-wear before entering the examination hall.

According to the girl, the female security personnel forced her to remove inner-wear to ensure she had no cheating material. She further alleged that other girls also faced similar harrowing experience due to the strict dress code imposed by the examination authorities.

Over 11 lakh MBBS and BDS aspirants appeared for NEET examination at over 1,900 centres in 103 cities across the country. 

With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 08 May 2017, 07:48:00 AM