Around 40 students have reportedly confessed to paying between Rs 10 to 40 lakh for the leaked question paper for NEET July 24 Phase II exam. An interstate gang was operating in the region which offered candidates the NEET-2 question paper.
NEET Phase 2 was conducted admist tight security and a strict dress code on July 24, 2016 Sunday. However, five people have been arrested by Ramnagar and Haldwani police on Sunday for leaking the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) Phase 2 paper. As per report, The question paper was changed last minute by the management after being informed of the leak by Nainital police on Saturday night, senior superintendent of police, Nainital, Sweety Aggarwal said.
About 4,500 people appeared for the exam in approximately seven centres in Haldwani.Those arrested were identified by police as Sanjay Kumar Prabhat of Sheikhpura and Ajay Sinha of Rohtas (both in Bihar), and Nishat Ahmed of Delhi. On questioning, the trio revealed the names of Dinesh Prasad of Patna and Vikas Kumar of Chhapra (also in Bihar), who were arrested from Sindhi Chauraha in Haldwani. It has also been revealed that the police were informed of the paper leak by informers.
According to the report an interstate gang was operating in the region which offered candidates the NEET-II question paper. The gang members had allegedly received the money in advance. Police tracked down a group of candidates from Bihar staying at a resort in Ramnagar with their parents. The leaked paper was to be given to them on Saturday night, before they were driven to Haldwani, where their examination centres were located.Undercover officers were able to infiltrate the resort, and the accused were caught red-handed while distributing the leaked paper. NEET- I was conducted on 1 st May, 2016. NEET-II was conducted on Sunday, the 24 th July, 2016