4 arrested for impersonation in medical entrance test

Panaji, The Goa police today arrested four Bihar youths from two different examination halls in the state for impersonating during the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) held today for admission to medical courses.

The four youths were identified as Randhir Singh (21), Diwakar Kumar (22), Mohammad Chanchal (28) and Abhishekh Singh (23) –- all residents of Bihar.

“Two youths were arrested by the Verna police when they were found impersonating as two students at a private school located in Vasco city,” a senior police official said.

Randhir Singh and Diwakar Kumar were picked up from the examination centre.

“During interrogation, they told us that two more of their accomplices were appearing in the exam at another private school located at Old Goa near here,” he added.

All the four youths were booked under sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating) and 511 (attempting to steal someone’s right) of the IPC.

Around 2,000 appeared in NEET in the state.

NEET is being held this year not only for admissions to medical and dental programmes, but also for homoeopathy and ayurveda courses.

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