NEET 2022 row explained: from identity theft to sexual harassment

The NEET 2022 entrance exam saw examination rigging and in another horrendous incident, female aspirants were subjected to sexual harassment.

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The CBI on Monday had arrested 8 people for NEET examination rigging. The suspected mastermind and paper solvers allegedly impersonated real candidates to help them in the NEET examination for undergraduate medical courses.

According to the PTI report, the agency received inputs that several people had entered into a criminal conspiracy to arrange solvers to impersonate real candidates in the NEET exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) at several centres in Delhi and Haryana on Sunday.

The CBI has stated that user IDs and passwords of the candidates were collected by the accused. Who made necessary modifications for getting desired examination centres. They further “used the process of mixing and morphing of photographs to facilitate use of proxy candidates. For appearing in the examination”.

The agency has filed the FIR against Sushil Ranjan, Brij Mohan Singh, Pappu, Uma Shankar Gupta, Nidhi, Krishna Shankar Yogi, Sunny Ranjan, Raghunandan, Jeepu Lal, Hemendra and Bharat Singh.

NEET 2022 turns into probe

In another horrendous incident from a different part of the country, female students who appeared for NEET were allegedly forced to remove their innerwear at an exam centre near Ayoor in Kollam on Sunday. With angry parents flocking up, the State Human Rights Commission sought a report from Kollam rural SP. Meanwhile, Higher Education Minister R  Bindu said the state government will take up the issue with the Centre.

A parent while recollecting the incident said that. “After completing primary search, my daughter was asked to remove her inner wear. Because the metal detector has found some metal in her innerwear. When she refused to comply. She was told that she won’t be allowed to appear for the exam. Thus forcing her to do so. After the humiliating experience he lost all confidence. Her hard work has been wasted. We don’t think the exam will be conducted again and probably my daughter may not make it”

As of now, the central government has ordered a probe into the incident. Union Minister for Education Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday ordered an immediate probe into the incident. And also a report from the additional secretary, education, in Kerala.