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NEET-UG row: Two teachers in Maharashtra questioned by Anti-Terrorism Squad

Jun 23, 2024 05:27 PM IST

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS)'s Nanded un questioned two teachers in Latur about their connection to the alleged NEET-UG exam irregularities

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS)'s Nanded unit detained two teachers in Latur and questioned them about their connection to the NEET-UG exam irregularities, as reported by news agency PTI.

NEET-UG case: Two teachers in Maharashtra detained by Anti-Terrorism Squad (ANI Photo)

The two teachers run a private coaching centre in Latur district and one of them also teaches at a government school. They were detained on Sunday and let go after questioning. They will be called again if required by the ATS, an official told PTI.

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