CBI busts a gang who rigged JEE Main.While registering an FIR in this connection, CBI raided a total of 19 places in Delhi, NCR, Pune, Bengaluru, Jamshedpur, and Indore.This gang used to take Rs 12 to 15 lakh for enrollment in top institutes of NIT.Although the CBI had registered an FIR in this case only on September 1 but waited for the end of the fourth phase examination of 2021 to conduct raids.
The gang leader was the director of Noida-based Affinity Education
A senior CBI official said that the directors of Noida-based Affinity Education Pvt Ltd had put in place a complete system to get better rankings in JEE Main.Its agents were spread over several states.These agents used to contact the students who had low ranking in JEE Main and assured them of better ranking and enrollment in top NIT institutes.In lieu of this, they used to demand Rs 12 to 15 lakhs.The directors of Affinity Education had colluded with some employees at an examination center in Haryana's Sonepat for rigging the exam.The students were asked to choose the corresponding examination center.
There was rigging with the help of employees in the examination center located in Sonipat.
The senior official said that many students from remote states like Maharashtra and Karnataka had chosen Sonepat as the exam center for JEE Main.With the help of the officials involved in the conspiracy present at the examination center, they used to take the remote control of the concerned student's computer and the person sitting somewhere far away used to answer all the questions instead of that student.
12 to 15 lakhs used to be charged from a student to get better ranking
This fraud by the directors of Affinity Education was so foolproof that instead of taking money in advance from the students, they used to collect Rs 12 to 15 lakh post-dated checks (CDC) from them and guarantee that they will get a better ranking in JEE Main only. Will redeem it.30 post-dated checks recovered in CBI raid.Apart from this, the original certificates of 10th and 12th students, user id and password of JEE Main were also kept, which were returned only after the money was fully received.
CBI waited for the examination to be over to raid
According to a senior CBI official, the education ministry had given students the opportunity to appear in JEE Main four times a year.Its objective was to provide an opportunity to the students to improve their ranking.The fourthchance exam was going on this week,Whose Thursday was the last day.Apparently, this gang used to target poorly ranked students on the last three occasions.By the way, the CBI had already come to know about this fraud and after a thorough investigation, an FIR was also registered on Wednesday.But the raids were made to wait for the examination to be over.The senior official said that apart from the gang victims at the examination centre, many students were also appearing for the examinations.His examination would have been disrupted due to the raid.Besides the certificates of the students, the CBI has also seized seven PCs and 25 laptops in the raid.Apart from this, the agency has also claimed to have recovered documents related to forgery in large quantities.
Apart from Affinity Education, the CBI has also named its directors Siddharth Krishna, Vishambharamani Tripathi and Govind Varshey as accused.Along with this, the list of accused also includes the names of some employees from the Panipat examination center and touts spread in different parts of the country and those who took the remote examination.The senior official said that as the investigation progresses, the list of accused may also increase.