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Odishatv Bureau

Rourkela: On the verge of unfolding a major racket operating during the entrance examinations, police on Sunday arrested a fake examinee from an examination centre at Rourkela while appearing the CBSE National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2018 exams for another student.

As per sources, the arrested identified as a Ramesh Kumar from Dunguri village in Rajasthan smartly went to Rourkela DAV Public School to appear for a student of Odisha.

However, the school authorities, while collecting signatures from all the examinees who had come to appear the entrance test, smelled something fishy and caught hold of him.

After his identity was revealed, the authorities informed Udit Nagar police who reached the examination centre and arrested the accused.

Meanwhile, police suspect a big racket behind the incident and have begun investigation to bust it and arrest those involved in such cases. "When the examinee was asked to put signatures during examination, he was unsure and hesitant to put as he was appearing for another student. That created a doubt in the minds of the invigilators and when they asked him his name, he said he is Ramesh. We have registered a case (Case No-102) against the accused under Sections 419, 109 and 34 of IPC. Further investigation is on," said Dibyakanti Lakra, Uditnagar IIC, Rourkela.

The NEET-UG is an entrance examination in India, for students who wish to study any graduate medical course, dental course or postgraduate course in government or private medical colleges in India.

Over 40,000 students from Odisha appeared for the NEET (UG) 2018, the premier entrance examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education.

NEET 2018 was held at 40 centres across the State while throughout the country more than 13, 26,000 registered students appeared the medical entrance, as per the official sources.

The test consisted of one paper in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada containing 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology).

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