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MBBS Student Appears as Proxy Candidate in NEET, Detained With Five Others

In Srinagar, an incident unfolded where an MBBS student, allegedly part of a cheating racket, was apprehended for impersonating a NEET aspirant during the medical entrance exam held on Sunday in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur. The student, Abhishek Gupta, along with five others, including the actual candidate, Rahul Gurjar, was detained by the police. Initial investigations revealed that Gupta was acting on behalf of his college mate, Ravi Meena, who purportedly accepted a sum of Rs 10 lakh from Gurjar.

Abhishek Gupta’s impersonation was detected by an invigilator at the examination center, prompting his handover to the authorities. Gupta admitted to his involvement and disclosed the presence of his associates, who were waiting in a car outside the examination center. The interrogation of all individuals involved is ongoing, and further actions will be taken accordingly, as stated by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Aklesh Kumar.

The detained individuals include Abhishek Gupta, Ravi Meena, Rahul Gurjar, and three others identified as Amit, Dayaram, and Suraj Singh. Authorities are conducting thorough investigations into the cheating racket and related incidents.

Meanwhile, at another examination center in Sawai Madhopur, candidates appearing for the NEET-UG examination reported receiving question papers in a language different from their chosen medium. Some candidates, accompanied by their parents, protested against this discrepancy and alleged mistreatment by the police.

Responding to the incident, the National Testing Agency (NTA) issued a public notice acknowledging the “incorrect distribution” of question papers by the center superintendent. The NTA assured proactive measures to uphold fairness and equal opportunity for all candidates affected by the incident. Approximately 120 affected candidates were allowed to reattempt the examination to ensure that their academic aspirations were not compromised.

Sadhna Parashar, Senior Director at NTA, emphasized the agency’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of the examination process and ensuring that candidates’ academic pursuits remain unaffected by such incidents.

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