Last updated: October 03, 2022, 9:25 PM IST
The CBI has detained a Russian citizen at Indira Gandhi International Airport in connection with its investigation into alleged manipulation of JEE (main) investigation last year, officials said Monday. The central agency had issued a “Look Out Circular” against the stranger, suspected of being the main hacker, for allegedly tampering with the prestigious exam, they said.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was alerted by the central authorities when the Russian national arrived at the airport from abroad, they said. He was immediately detained by the CBI and is being questioned in connection with the JEE manipulation case under investigation by the agency, they said.
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According to sources, the suspect may be arrested. In September last year, the agency Affinity Education Pvt Ltd and its three directors, Siddharth Krishna, Vishwambhar Mani Tripathi and Govind Varshney, had been booked among other touts and associates for alleged exam manipulation.
It was alleged that the three directors, in conspiracy with other associates and touts, manipulated JEE’s (Mains) online research and helped aspiring students to gain large sums of money from the top National Institutes of Technology through applicants’ demand. papers to be resolved through remote access from a chosen exam center in Sonepat (Haryana).
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