Conmen reportedly paid Rs 5,000 to official to get NEET candidates' data

Published on: Sep 12, 2018 13:34 IST
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Cops,  investigating the case of an Uttar Pradesh doctor who was cheated of Rs 11.5 lakh on the promise of getting an MBBS seat for his son, has made some shocking revelation. According to them, the conmen who allegedly took over Rs 11 lakh from the doctor by promising an MBBS seat in a Bengaluru college had accessed data of medical aspirants after paying just Rs 5,000 to a NEET official in New Delhi. According to a report in TOI, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Division) D Devaraja said that the accused confessed to have stolen data of NEET aspirants by paying Rs 5,000 to National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test official in the national capital.

“We will soon visit NEET authorities in New Delhi and question the staffers. Looking at the modus operandi, we suspect it is a deep-rooted racket," he was quoted as saying. Following a complaint by the doctor, Cubbon Park police had arrested four accused. All of them hail from Odisha. According to investigating officers, the accused always used to target NEET repeaters as such aspirants would be desperate to get an MBBS seat.

About NEET:

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) is a qualifying cum entrance examination notified under the 'Regulations on Graduate Medical Education 1997 and BDS Course Regulations, 2007' by the Medical Council of India as published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 21st December, 2010 and 15st February, 2012 and the Dental Council of India as published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 31st May, 2012. NEET has been introduced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Govt, of India and Medical Council of India (MCI). NEET has been introduced for the Undergraduate (NEET-UG) Medical Course like MBBS, BDS etc. and Post Graduate (NEET-PG) Medical Courses like M.S, M.D.

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