CBI files case in alleged irregularities in NEET (UG) exam

CBI files case in alleged irregularities in NEET (UG) exam

New Delhi, June 23: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a criminal case into the alleged irregularities in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (Under Graduate) based on a written complaint from the Union Education Ministry, official sources said here on Sunday.

The sources said the FIR has alleged that “certain isolated incidents occurred in a few states” during the NEET (UG) 2024 Examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on May 5.

The examination was held at 4,750 centres in 571 cities, including 14 cities abroad, with over 23 lakh candidates appearing for the examination.

“The complaint further alleges that certain isolated incidents occurred in a few States during the conduct of the NEET (UG) 2024 examination,” the sources said.

They said the Ministry of Education has requested the CBI to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the entire gamut of alleged irregularities, including “conspiracy, cheating, impersonation, breach of trust, and destruction of evidence by candidates, institutes, and middlemen, including attempted irregularities”.

The Ministry has also requested CBI for investigation into the role of public servants, if any, connected with the conduct of the examination and also into the entire gamut of events and the larger conspiracy.

CBI has accordingly registered a criminal case and initiated an investigation. Special teams have been formed by the CBI to investigate the matter on top priority. Special CBI teams are being sent to Patna and Godhra where local police cases have been registered.

UNI

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