Hazaribaghs school in spotlight for medical entrance paper leak

  • | Monday | 24th June, 2024

Hazaribagh has come under the spotlight for its connection to the last high-profile paper leak cases, raising concerns about its role as a weak link exploited by the paper leak mafia from Bihar. In a fresh development in the NEET paper leak, Bihar Polices Economic Offences Unit (EOUEOU on Sunday reached Oasis school in Hazaribagh and questioned the management regarding the leaked question papers According to sources within the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police, Hazaribaghs Oasis School was involved in the NEET paper leak where a question paper was found tampered with. The evidence of tampering was submitted in a report to the Union Education Ministry, prompting it to involve the National Testing Agency (NTA) and eventually escalate the matter to the CBI for further investigation Meanwhile, NTA has sent the original question paper of the medical entrance examination to the EOU. The original question paper was needed to check the booklet number of the burnt question paper found on May 5 and send it to FSL. Shabbir Ahmed is the chairman of Oasis School from where the paper is suspected to have leaked. The principal is Ehsanul Haque, who is also the city coordinator of CBSE. Being the city coordinator of CBSE, Haque covers all centres in four districts in Jharkhand - Hazaribagh, Chatra, Koderma and Ramgarh - where the education body conducts exams. The EOU has found the role of the Oasis school suspicious in the paper leak case. Sources said that the question paper was leaked from Hazaribaghs Oasis School. Earlier on June 22, the EOU team reached the school and questioned the school management and teachers. The booklet number 6136488 whose question paper reached Patna belonged to this school. Meanwhile, EOU is also looking for 10 PG doctors from the Patna-Ranchi Medical College, as they are accused of solving the question paper.  The latest development comes after the EOU detained six more people, including a wanted prime suspect Chintu from Deoghar. EOU conducted the operation with the Jharkhand Police and brought the arrested to Patna. They were detained from a house near AIIMS-Deoghar in Devipur police station area on Friday night. The arrested suspects were Chintu alias Baldeo Kumar, Paramjit Singh alias Bittu, Panku Kumar, Kaju alias Prashant Kumar, Ajit Kumar, and Rajiv Kumar alias Karu. The NTA conducted NEET-UG on May 5 with around 24 lakh candidates participating. The results were announced on June 4, but they were followed by allegations of question paper leaks in states such as Bihar, besides other irregularities. It is worth mentioning that on May 5, the day of the NEET examination, Bihar police raided Khemnichak and found a burnt question paper and recovered booklet number 636488. The booklet belonged to an exam centre in Hazaribagh. Police traced the source of the question paper leak to Jharkhands Hazaribagh and other places. Later the arrests were made. 

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