Bihar's NEET Paper Leak: 18 Arrested as CBI Takes Over

The Bihar Police's Economic Offences Unit (EOU) intensified its investigations into the NEET paper leak by arresting five more suspects on Sunday. This development follows a CBI FIR filed on the Union education ministry's reference. The leak allegedly originated from the Mukhiya gang, with further probe shifting to CBI.

PTI | Patna | Updated: 23-06-2024 22:44 IST | Created: 23-06-2024 22:44 IST
Bihar's NEET Paper Leak: 18 Arrested as CBI Takes Over
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The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police ramped up its investigation into the NEET paper leak scandal on Sunday, arresting five additional suspects. This brings the total number of apprehended individuals to 18.

This significant development occurred just a day after the CBI filed a First Information Report (FIR) concerning alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG exam held on May 5. This action was initiated based on a reference from the Union education ministry, amidst widespread protests and litigation from students demanding a probe into the paper leak claims.

Authorities identified the arrested individuals as Baldev Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Panku Kumar, Rajeev Kumar, and Paramjeet Singh, all hailing from Nalanda. The EOU statement revealed that Baldev Kumar, associated with the infamous Sanjeev Kumar alias Lutan Mukhiya gang, had received the solved NEET-UG answer sheet via PDF on his mobile phone a day before the exam. Further investigation designated the Mukhiya gang as the orchestrator, uncovering the origins of the leak, and leading to the CBI assuming control over the ongoing probe.

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