NEET-UG exam case: CBI arrests private school owner from Godhra


The Central Bureau of Investigation on June 30 arrested Dixit Patel, owner of a private school in Gujarat's Godhra, in connection with alleged malpractices in the NEET-UG examination.

He was arrested from his residence, public prosecutor Rakesh Thakur said, adding that the CBI was taking him to Ahmedabad to seek his remand.

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Mr. Thakur said, “Since the Gujarat government has handed over the case to the CBI, a CBI team will produce him (Dixit Patel) before a designated court in Ahmedabad to seek his remand. “

Mr. Patel's Jayalaram School, located near Godhra, was one of the designated centers where the NEET-UG examination was held on May 5. It has been alleged that the school was the center of alleged corruption and cheating in connection with the examination.

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The principal was the sixth person to be arrested in the case, where the accused allegedly demanded Rs 10 lakh from candidates to help them crack the All India Test.

Earlier, Gujarat Police busted the scam in which a coaching center owner and others were arrested for exam paper tampering.

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On the Centre's insistence, the state government handed over the probe to a central agency as corruption was reported from several states, including Bihar.

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