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JEE mains ‘irregularities’: CBI conducts raids at 19 locations, registers case | Competitive Exams

  • CBI on Thursday performed searches at 19 areas throughout the nation after registering a case in opposition to a non-public institute-cum-admission consultancy for alleged irregularities within the ongoing JEE (Mains) exams 2021, folks accustomed to the event mentioned.

UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2021 09:57 PM IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday performed searches at 19 areas throughout the nation after registering a case in opposition to a non-public agency on expenses of making an attempt to control the continued JEE (Mains) exams 2021, folks accustomed to the event mentioned.

CBI spokesperson RC Joshi mentioned the company has registered a First (*19*) Report (FIR) in opposition to Affinity Education Pvt Ltd and its administrators, Siddharth Krishna, Vishambhar Mani Tripathi and Govind Varshney on the costs that they, together with their associates posted at the examination centre and others, had been manipulating the web examination of JEE (Mains).

HT tried to succeed in the company for its feedback however there was no response.

The raids coincided with the session 4 JEE (Mains) 2021 exams held on Thursday, the final of the string of exams performed by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Joshi mentioned the accused individuals had been facilitating aspiring college students to get entry to prime National Institutes of Technology by fixing the question paper of the applicant by distant entry from a selected examination centre in Sonepat (Haryana).

“It was also alleged that the accused used to obtain 10th and 12th mark sheets, the User IDs, Passwords, and post-dated cheques of aspiring students in different parts of country as security and once admission was done, they used to collect heavy amount ranging from 12-15 Lakh (approx) per candidate,” he mentioned.

The groups carried out raids at 19 locations together with Delhi and neighbouring districts within the National Capital Region, Pune, Jamshedpur, Indore and Bangalore which led to recovery of 25 laptops, 7 computer systems, round 30 post-dated cheques together with voluminous paperwork.

Joshi added that many extra folks had been being questioned on this case.

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