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5 Arrested and ₹2.3 CR Worth Cheque Seized in a NEET-UG Cheating Scandal Busted in Godhra

A scam associated with the NEET-UG 2024 examination has been busted. Reportedly, the Gujarat police have apprehended five people for trying to help the students clear the paper.

In the context of this, the school principal of the Jalaram School located in Godhra town in Gujarat’s Panchmahal district has also been arrested with four others. Notably, the NEET UG 2024 exam was held on May 5, 2024. 

Police revealed that the teachers opted for the pay-for-pass plot in which the students were asked to leave blank answer sheets/OMR sheets. Later, the teacher completed the answer sheet. 

Amid several controversies hovering in the market related to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG exam, this controversy has gained huge enough traction among students and aspirants.

Identities of the People Involved 

Zee News on Saturday reported that a total cheque worth nine crore was recovered from the five accused. Moreover, a pen drive was also found. One of the people apprehended is the school principal: Purshottam Sharma. 

Tushar Bhatt, the Godhra school teacher made accusations about him. A total cash of 7 lakh was recovered from his car.

Another accused, the director of a coaching center, Parshuram Roy, was apprehended after cheques worth 2.50 crore were recovered from his office. Zee News reported that the money was given by the students. 

Reportedly, Parshuram Roy received Rs 10 lakh from at least 16 students to get their answer sheets filled.

Candidates were asked to answer those questions in which they had a hundred percent surety and leave the rest. 

Later, the Physics teacher at Jai Jalaram School in Godhra, Tushar Bhatt, was the one who filled the answers. 

Himanshu Solanki, the superintendent of police of Godhra town, said that when the Panchmahal district collector was informed about the cheating scam, required actions were taken.

Solanki added,

“The district education officer reached the spot and upon checking Bhatt’s phone, found a list of 30 students. The officials also recovered Rs.7 lakh cash from his car.”

Also Read: NEET-UG 2024 Update: Scorecards of 1563 Students with Grace Marks to Be Canceled, Re-Test Likely on June 23

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