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REET mains exam: Board denies paper leak after Jodhpur police busts gang 

The police arrested five people who had made a deal with a student to provide him with REET paper.

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February 25, 2023, 4:56 pm

REET mains exam

Candidates forming queues to appear in REET mains exam conducted at a centre in Jaipur.

JAIPUR: The rumours of a paper leak resurfaced once again in Rajasthan as a gang was busted in Jodhpur on the first day of the REET main examination. 

The police arrested five people who had made a deal with a student named Praveen for Rs. 40 lakhs. The gang was solving papers even before the start of the examination at a Marriage Garden on Banad Road, and they had made a deal with candidates for Rs. 10 lakhs each. 

The gang consisted of 19 boys and 10 girls who have all been taken into custody. However, when the question papers were scrutinized, they didn’t match the exam papers. 

The police have arrested five people, including Suresh, Rameshwar, and Mukesh, and have stopped the internet in seven districts of the state.

The Board officials were quoted as saying that there was no evidence of a paper leak, and the police are investigating the matter. There is also information about dummy candidates being caught in Jaipur. 

The SOG team caught them from different centers. A dummy candidate was caught while giving the REET level one exam at Shrimati Kamlesh ITI College, Bharatpur. The accused Dheeraj, a resident of Rajkheda, was arrested for appearing in the exam in place of his brother-in-law.

The gang had booked three rooms in the Marriage Home, and all the accused were caught solving papers. The police raided the Udaygarh Marriage Home on Banad Road at 4:30 am upon receiving the information, and they seized laptops, printers, mobiles, white papers, sheets, pens, and other materials from 29 people.

In addition, two dummy candidates were caught in Jaipur. Two youths were detained for appearing in the Level-1 exam in place of someone else at two examination centers in Jaipur. One of the dummy candidates was caught at Kamla Devi Budhia School in Hirapura, Ajmer Road, and the other was caught at Amer’s center.

First published: February 25, 2023