NEET 2023: Delhi Police Arrests 4 AIIMS Students Involved in Duping Medical Exam Aspirants
Four medical students from AIIMS have been arrested by the Delhi Police on charges of cheating in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2023. These students are accused of accepting a sum of Rs 7 lakh from NEET aspirants in exchange for impersonating them and taking the medical entrance examination. Naresh Bishroi, a second-year medical student at AIIMS, was identified as the ringleader of the gang. According to reports, Naresh recruited first-year medical students by offering them money to participate in the fraudulent scheme. The arrested individuals, including Sanju Yadav, Mahavir, Jitendra, and Naresh Bishroi, are currently in police custody.
One incident involved Sanju Yadav, a first-year Radiology student at AIIMS Delhi, who was caught taking an admission exam on behalf of a client. Additionally, AIIMS Delhi students Mahavir and Jitendra were apprehended in Nagpur, and their phones and laptops have been seized as part of the ongoing investigation. During the investigation, Bishroi admitted to receiving Rs 7 lakh from the candidates seeking fraudulent services. The police are continuing their probe to determine if there are any other individuals involved in this scam.
This is not the first instance of fraudulent activities during the NEET. Last year, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) uncovered a similar racket involving eight individuals during the NEET 2022 examination. The investigation revealed that this racket had connections in multiple states, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Maharashtra. In that case, the fraudsters asked clients to provide their login details and passwords to download their admit cards. They would then alter the admit cards, replacing the photo of the actual student with the photo of the impostor. By presenting the modified admit cards, the impostors gained unauthorized access to the exam hall. The gang members demanded a minimum of Rs 20 lakh for securing a seat in medical colleges or achieving high scores in NEET. A significant portion of this amount, approximately Rs 4-5 lakh, was paid to medical college students or coaching institute experts who would pretend to be the candidates and write the exam.