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DC orders probe into NEET rank increasing racket

Jamshedpur, Jan. 19: East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, Amit Kumar on Friday ordered investigation into the phone calls received by aspiring post-graduate medical candidates for increasing their ranks in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) results by paying Rs 5 lakh.

Kumar asked senior superintendent of police Anoop T Mathew to start probe after Mrityunjay Singh, secretary of Jamshedpur chapter of Indian Medical Association ( IMA) registered a complaint in this regard on Thursday.

” I have received a complaint and have asked the senior SP, Mathew to probe into the racket in which some people have approached as many as 10 students seeking admission into medical post-graduate course through NEET. The IMA’s local chapter secretary Mrityunjay Singh had on Thursday lodged a complaint by providing a CD.Some people have claimed to be a data entry operator in NEET, New Delhi had demanded Rs 5 lakh for improving the ranks of the candidates in the NEET results on the basis of which they would get admission in the PG course in various medical colleges,” said the DC.

He said the SSP would find out the call details records (CDRs) of the four cellphone numbers from which the calls were made to the students who have already appeared in the NEET in the first week of January.

Kumar also asked that none of the students seeking admission in the PG course of any medical college should pay heed to such calls.

One of the students said that the caller had introduced himself as Yashwant Sinha and called from a cell-number 7370955495.

” I received a call and that person claimed he is posted as data entry operator in NEET, New Delhi and he can manage to increase ranking in the NEET results for Rs 5 lakh. He said fifty percent of the amount has to be paid in advance and remaining 50 percent after the results are out,” said the student requesting anonymity.

He said as they were shocked over such calls, they only they decided to contact the IMA secretary, Mrityunjay Singh. Singh said a group of students aspiring to get admission for PG course met him with the complaint of getting calls for improving their ranks in the NEET results.

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