Published: 08th May 2017
Not-so-NEET Trick: Jaipur Fraudsters caught for selling fake NEET question paper to students for Rs 5 lakh
The men who claimed to have a copy of the NEET question paper asked the students to cough up Rs 5 lakh each, but ended up providing them fake versions that led to them being conned
It's not just medical seats that are fetching big money these days. Even medical entrance question papers for Sunday's NEET managed to fetch a high price for fraudsters who claimed to have the papers beforehand. Five members of a gang, including a government employee, have been arrested in Jaipur duping medical aspirants by promising to provide the question paper of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS courses, reported The New Indian Express.
The accused had provided questions to some candidates on Saturday night but none of them matched with the paper which was held on Sunday so the paper is not considered leaked, a senior official said.
The accused had promised to provide ten students questions in lieu of money and they were to take Rs 5 lakh from each students for this, ADG ATS Umesh Mishra said. Some of the students had paid part of the money fixed to get the question paper. He said the accused had given aspirants questions on Saturday night but no question matched with the ones that came in the exam on Sunday so it was not a matter of paper leak but that of fraud with the aspirants.
The accused had given aspirants questions on Saturday night but no question matched with the ones that came in the exam so it was not a matter of paper leak but that of fraud with the aspirants
Additional SP Bajrang Singh, who led the operation, said that the accused were under the ATS radar for the last few days. One team was in Delhi and caught Ashok Gupta and Rahul while the Jaipur team detained Vikram Sinha, Vikas Sinha and Bhupendra Sharma.
Bhupendra Sharma is a livestock assistant in the state animal husbandry department. All the five were placed under arrest for cheating under various IPC sections including 420 (cheating), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating) among others and will be produced in a court today.
The ATS team also questioned three students in Jaipur and eight students in Delhi but they were allowed to go after interrogation and not arrested as the paper was not leaked. ADG Mishra said that the arrested accused have connection with a gang which operates from Bihar.
Few more arrests are also likely in this case.