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CBI Detains Russian National At Delhi Airport For JEE (Mains) Question Paper Leak

New Delhi: A Russian National was detained by the Central Bureau of Investigation at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here in connection with its probe into alleged manipulation of Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) last year, officials said on Monday, reported news agency PTI. A ‘Look Out Circular’ was issued by the central agency against the foreign national suspected to be the main hacker, for alleged manipulation of the prestigious examination, they said. The CBI was alerted by the central agencies when the Russian national arrived at the airport from abroad, they added. 

The suspect was immediately detained by the federal probe agency and is being questioned in connection with the JEE manipulation case probed by the agency, they said. 

According to the news agency quoting its sources as saying, the suspect might be taken to custody. 

In September last year, the agency had booked Affinity Education Pvt Ltd and its three directors, Siddharth Krishna, Vishwambhar Mani Tripathi and Govind Varshney, besides other touts and associates for alleged manipulation of examination.  

It was alleged that the three directors, in conspiracy with other associates and touts, were manipulating the online examination of JEE (Mains) and facilitating aspiring students to get admission into top National Institutes of Technology in consideration of huge amounts by solving the applicants’ question papers through remote access from a chosen examination centre in Sonepat (Haryana).


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