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NEET exam-2021: Two more of solver gang held

VARANASI: Dr Osama Shahid of KGMU Lucknow and Abhay Kumar Mehta-two more members of inter-state solver gang busted during NEET exam-2021 in Sarnath area, were arrested by police from Pandeypur crossing on Tuesday.
Commissioner of police A Satish Ganesh said that Osama, a native of Mau district who had appeared in MBBS final year exam at KGMU Lucknow, used to search aspirants on behalf of Patna based solver gang. This gang used to take contract of sending other person to appear in the entrance exam, he said adding, in case of qualifying the exam the gang charged huge amount from Rs 30 lakhs to Rs 40 lakhs from the aspirant.
CP said that Mehta is the brother of arrested BDS-II student Juli. Mehta had convinced Juli to appear in NEET exam in place of an aspirant from Tripura after getting proposal of paying Rs five lakhs by solver gang’s Vikas Kumar Mahto, said CP adding police recovered copies of 15 admit cards, four photos of aspirants, four receipts of couriers, two mobile phones containing chatting of gang members, details of money transaction and others.
Both of these arrested persons have divulged names of the members of their interstate gang from UP, Bihar and other states, he said adding, separate teams of police have been formed to nab those members as well as kingpin of the gang.
On Sunday crime branch cops had raided a NEET exam centre at St Francis Xavier School in Sona Talab area under the limits of Sarnath police station in afternoon session when they caught Juli Kumari, who was appearing in the exam in the name of Heena Biswas of Tripura. The cops also nabbed Juli’s mother Babita Devi of Patna. However, the solvers’ gang member Vikas Kumar Mahto of Khagadia district, who was accompanying Babita and Juli, managed to escape. During police investigation it came to light that Patna-based person who is known by initials PK is its leader of this interstate solver gang.

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