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CBI makes first arrests in NEET-UG paper leak case in Bihar
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CBI makes first arrests in NEET-UG paper leak case in Bihar

| @indiablooms | 27 Jun 2024, 04:22 pm

Patna: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has carried out its first arrests in the NEET-UG paper leak case in Bihar, arresting two accused from Patna named Manish Kumar and Ashutosh.

According to CBI sources, Manish Kumar allegedly transported students in his car and arranged accommodation for about two dozen students implicated in the scandal, while Ashutosh is accused of providing lodging for the students at his home, reported NDTV.

The NEET exam controversy

The controversy arose when 67 students achieved perfect scores of 720 in the NEET-UG exam.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) said this happened as some candidates were awarded grace marks due to a faulty question and logistical delays in paper distribution at some centers.

However, a Bihar Police investigation revealed that the exam paper had been leaked to a select group of candidates.

The NEET-UG exam, taken by nearly 24 lakh aspiring medical students, was held on May 5, and the results were released on June 4.

Despite the NTA's efforts to manage the situation, allegations of a widespread leak continued with protests and legal actions nationwide.

The Supreme Court also got involved, slamming the NTA for its handling of the issue.

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