UGC-NET examination papers sold for Rs 5-6 lakh, says CBI investigation

Image Source : REUTERS Police personnel detain a student during a protest outside Ministry of Education against the cancellation of the UGC-NET examination at New Delhi

In the latest UGC-NET exam paper leak development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered an FIR under sections 120B and 420 of IPC. The CBI  registered a First Information Report (FIR) into the UGC-NET paper leak case on June 20 against unidentified persons on a reference from the Union Education Ministry.

A written complaint was received on June 20 from K Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi alleging that UGC NET-2024 was conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on June 18 in two shifts across different cities of the country; that on June 19, the University Grants Commission (UGC) received inputs from the National Cyber Crime Threat Analysis Unit of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on the examination that the integrity of the aforesaid examination may have been compromised. 

According to reports, many important revelations have come to light. According to sources, the CBI has received information that there was a possibility of leakage of UGC NET exam on June 16. Along with this, CBI has also received inputs that this paper was being sold for Rs 5 to 6 lakh.