Uttar Pradesh’s Special Task Force has traced the roots of a conspiracy to leak, solve and sell the paper of All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) case to Bihar aspirants.
The kingpin, Nilesh Singh, had hatched the conspiracy to leak competitive exam paper in other states from different examinations centres of Varanasi, police said.
A total of eight people, including three from Bihar, were arrested on Sunday from outside RS Convent school (Ledhupur), located in Sarnath area of Varanasi.
According to the STF, those who were arrested were identified as Abhimanyu Kumar (44), a resident of Noorani Bagh Colony under Alamganj police station of Patna city, Sanjay Kumar Kushwaha, a resident of BMP road under Airport police station and Priyanka Thakur of Pusa in Samastipur, while five others hail from UP.
Police recovered three luxury vehicles, including one with Bihar registration license plate, 12 cell phones, electronic devices, a pistol, three live cartridges, Rs 2 lakh cash and a motorcycle from their possession.