Although the Supreme Court has extended the deadline for submission of the status report by Haryana police in the alleged leak of All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) answers, the police are still clueless about the alleged mastermind, Roop Singh Dangi.
The special investigation team (SIT), formed to investigate the alleged leak and passing of answer keys to several aspirants, had announced an award of Rs 1 lakh for information about Dangi, but it has yielded no positive result. The SIT has so far arrested 24 people, but Dangi has so far been a challenge.
Deputy superintendent of police Amit Bhatia, who is heading the SIT, told HT that the police are making "sincere efforts" to arrest the mastermind.
He, however, said the SIT will submit the status report in the Supreme Court by June 12. The police officer said a few beneficiaries are among the arrested people, but refused to divulge more details.
On May 4, Rohtak Inspector General of Police, Shrikant Jadhav claimed to have busted a gang involved in the suspected leak of AIPMT answers and arrested four people, including two dental surgeons and an MBBS student. According to the police the accused were arrested on May 3, a few hours after the exam.
The Supreme Court had earlier asked the CBSE not to declare results of AIPMT till June 10 and granted a week's time to Haryana Police to ascertain the number of beneficiaries who allegedly indulged in cheating.
The deadline was later extended to June 12.