Five more arrested from Jharkhand in NEET paper leak case, say sources

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The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police on Friday arrested five more people in connection with the alleged leak of the NEET-UG question paper, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to 18. The latest arrests were made in Jharkhand’s Deoghar, according to a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

All five individuals were taken to Patna for further questioning.

Earlier, two people were arrested from Ranchi: Awadesh Kumar and his son Abhishek, a NEET aspirant. In his confession letter,

Sources said that Sikandar, a former contractor who now works as a junior engineer for the Danapur Municipal Council, has significant investments in Jharkhand, including a prominent sports outlet named Infinity owned by his son in Ranchi and a sprawling residence in the city’s Bariatu locality.

The Bihar Police’s Economic Offences Unit (EOU) is preparing to register a disproportionate assets case against Sikandar, sources added.

This development follows the earlier arrest of 13 individuals by Bihar Police, including four NEET-UG candidates and their family members, in connection with the case.

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