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UGC-NET paper leak case: CBI team, out for probe, attacked in Bihar's Nawada; 4 arrested

Four people were arrested in connection with the alleged attack on the CBI team which had reached Bihar's Nawada for probe in the UGC-NET paper leak case.

Reported By : Nitish Chandra Edited By : Ashesh Mallick
Nawada
Updated on: June 23, 2024 21:25 IST
CBI team allegedly attacked in Bihar
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A CBI team of officers, which went to Bihar's Nawada district for investigation of the UGC-NET paper leak case, was allegedly attacked by people, the police said on Sunday (June 23). The incident took place on Saturday after the officers reached the Rajauli area of the district for probe. The people of the Kasiyadih village started beating the CBI considering it to be fake and vandalised the vehicles. Four people were arrested in connection with the incident.

The CBI investigation team included 4 CBI officers including a woman constable of the Town Police Station of Nawada. The team had reached Kasiyadih village of Rajauli led by an Inspector rank officer. A mob gathered around the CBI vehicles and heckled the officers, they said, adding a call was made to the local police station which dispatched force from Rajauli police station. An FIR was filed by the local police against the accused on charges of causing disruption in government work and assault, among others.

The CBI probe into the matter comes after the government ordered the inquiry by the central agency. It registered the case in the UGC-NET paper leak matter on June 20 and took up the investigation. The Ministry of Education on June 19 cancelled the University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday (June 18) in two shifts across different cities of the country.

UGC-NET paper leak on darknet

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on June 20 revealed the reason behind the cancellation of UGC-NET, stating that the decision to call off the exam was taken after it was found that the question paper was leaked on darknet. 

Addressing a press conference in the national capital, the Minister said, “Soon after it was clear that the UGC-NET question paper on darknet matches the original question paper of UGC-NET, we decided to cancel the examination”.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced the cancellation of the UGC-NET (University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test) exam on Wednesday, just a day after it was conducted, citing concerns that the "integrity of the examination may have been compromised." This decision came on Wednesday night after the NTA received reports suggesting potential issues with the June 18 exam.

On Thursday, Dharmendra Pradhan reaffirmed the government's commitment to maintaining error-free exams. He stated that a high-level committee is being formed to improve the NTA's structure and enhance transparency.

CBI registers case in NEET-UG matter

A day after a CBI probe was ordered by the Centre into the alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG exam, the central agency has registered an FIR on the matter. The government had handed over the matter to the probe agency last evening. 

 

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