NEET UG Paper Leak Probe: CBI Arrests Chairman of Jay Jalaram Schools in Gujarat | Ahmedabad News


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating an alleged case of corruption in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) held at Jay Jalram School in Parwari village of Godhra, Gujarat, on May 5. has been Dixit Patel, chairman of Jai Jalaram Schools, was arrested on Saturday.

The CBI on Sunday approached the Panch Mahal district court for Patel's remand in the case. However, the court rejected the plea saying that the case falls under the jurisdiction of the special CBI court, forcing the CBI to approach the special CBI court in Ahmedabad.

The CBI arrested Dixit Patel late on Saturday, hours after a Panch Mahal district court granted four-day remand to the four accused – Tashar Bhatt, Purshottam Sharma, Vibhoor Anand and Arif Vora – who were Earlier, he was arrested in an FIR registered at Godhra Taluk Police Station. By District Education Officer, Panch Mahal on 8th May.

The CBI had recorded the statement of Patel, who is the chairman of Jay Jalaram Schools, on June 27 when he visited two centers run by the same trust – Parvadi in Godhra and Pudal (Thermal) in Kheda district. I.

The CBI, which is interrogating the four accused on remand at the Godhra Circuit House, arrested Patel late on Saturday night and completed formal medical check-up procedures at the Godhra Civil Hospital, officials at the Panch Mahal said. What was completed?

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In its remand application, the CBI has said that Patel is suspected to have been “in touch with the accused, who were earlier in the case, and knew about it”. Patel is the sixth accused to be arrested in the NEET-UG scam at the Godhra centre. The CBI did not seek the custody of the fifth arrested accused – Parashuram Roy, immigration agent and owner of Roy Overseas.

On Thursday, the CBI recorded the statements of at least six local students from Gujarat, who approached the accused for alleged malpractice in the NEET examination at the Centre. The CBI has also recorded the statements of school owner Dixit Patel as well as other staff of the school in Godhra and another school in Pudal in Kheda district.

On Wednesday, a special CBI team visited two private schools on May 5 as part of its probe into alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG – National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to UG medical programmes. A nationwide entrance exam was conducted by

He attended Jay Jalram School in Parvadi village of Godhra and another at Padal in Kheda district – about 115 km from Godhra – which was another NEET-UG examination center in the state. Both schools are owned by Dixit Patel.

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