Bihar Transfers NEET-UG Irregularities Case to CBI Amid Rising Controversy

The Bihar government has transferred the NEET-UG irregularities case to the CBI after the arrest of five more suspects linked to the alleged paper leak. The CBI filed an FIR upon the Union education ministry’s request. The EOU had previously arrested 13 individuals, making the total apprehended count 18.

PTI | Patna | Updated: 24-06-2024 00:01 IST | Created: 24-06-2024 00:01 IST
Bihar Transfers NEET-UG Irregularities Case to CBI Amid Rising Controversy
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Bihar's government has escalated the NEET-UG irregularities investigation by transferring the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). This decision follows the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police arresting five additional suspects, bringing the total number of apprehensions to 18.

The CBI lodged an FIR earlier, responding to a referral from the Union education ministry amid nationwide protests and legal actions by students demanding a thorough probe.

The Bihar Home Department confirmed in a notification that the case, initially registered on June 5, relates to the NEET-UG 2024 examination. The CBI team is expected to commence the investigation soon, with the EOU ready to hand over all pertinent case files.

Sources reveal that the latest arrests include members of the Mukhiya gang, notorious for orchestrating paper leaks across states. Investigations point to the gang's involvement in distributing solved answer sheets to candidates.

The probe continues as urgent efforts are made to apprehend the remaining members of the Mukhiya gang. With mounting demands for exam cancellation, the Union Education Ministry maintains that malpractice incidents are isolated, aiming to protect the interests of the majority of candidates.

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