According to PTI, the members held had promised ten students to provide them with the question paper in return for Rs. 5 lakh from each student. ADG ATS Umesh Mishra told PTI that some of the students had paid part of the money to get hold of the question paper.
He told that the students were provided question paper on Saturday night however none of the questions in the paper were asked in the actual NEET question paper. He said that this was not a case of paper leak but of duping desperate medical aspirants.
Additional SP Bajrang Singh, who was the in-charge of the operation, told PTI that the accused were under the ATS radar for the last few days. The ATS team in Delhi caught Ashok Gupta and Rahul while the Jaipur team detained Vikram Sinha, Vikas Sinha and Bhupendra Sharma. Bhupendra Sharma, who is a government employee, is a livestock assistant in the state animal husbandry department.
Three students in Jaipur and eight students in Delhi were also questioned by ATS but they were allowed to go after interrogation and not arrested as the paper was not leaked.
ADG Mishra said that the arrested accused are connected with a gang operating from Bihar. There are few more arrests likely to happen in this case.
(With Inputs from PTI)
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