Wednesday, July 17, 2024

NEET-UG paper leak scam: CBI arrests mastermind Rakesh Ranjan – N.F Times

Jharkhand: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested one of the kingpins of the NEET-UG paper leak scandal, Rakesh Ranjan alias Rocky, from Jharkhand’s Dhanbad. He was produced in CBI court and was sent to the agency’s custody for 10 days.

Linked to the paper leak case in Hazaribagh-Patna, Rocky was traced using advanced technology, the police said. Searches were carried out at four locations in Patna and West Bengal, linked to the accused.

Rocky is reportedly a relative of the mastermind Sanjeev Mukhia. The CBI had been tracking him since taking over the case. His attempt to evade authorities ended on Thursday morning when the agency arrested him, officials told PTI.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court postponed the hearing on the NEET-UG 2024 case because some parties hadn’t received the latest affidavits from the Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA). The new date for the hearing is July 18, prolonging the decision on petitions requesting a re-conduct of NEET-UG 2024 due to alleged paper leaks and other misconduct.

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