Updated: June 15, 2015 5:08:52 pm
Nearly a month after Haryana police busted a gang for helping AIPMT aspirants cheat in the exam, the Supreme Court today declared the exam void and called for fresh dates.
In a sophisticated operation, the gang passed answer keys to students using sim cards concealed in vests and bluetooth headsets. Police said the gang may have spread its reach to other states too, particularly Bihar and Rajasthan. They added that the accused claimed they had purchased the “engineered vests” from a shop in New Delhi.
Police have been investigating whether all the 90 answer keys were leaked on the day of the exam. They are also probing nine candidates who allegedly paid the gang around Rs 15-20 lakh for helping them cheat in the exam.
Nearly six lakh students have attempted to crack the AIPMT on May 3. The results were expected on June 5, but a petition filed in the Supreme Court by a batch of students and parents seeking re-examination meant that the declaration was stayed.
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