Navi Mumbai: Case Filed Against Medical College Student for Impersonation in NEET Exam

Navi Mumbai, 8th May 2024: In Navi Mumbai, the CBD Belapur police have filed a case against a 20-year-old second-year medical college student from Rajasthan for impersonating another student during the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam. The impersonation was uncovered due to a discrepancy in biometric data compared to the original student’s Aadhaar card.

The incident occurred on Sunday during the NEET exam held at DY Patil College in CBD Belapur. Before the exam commenced, the college conducted frisking and biometric verification of the students, revealing a mismatch between one student’s biometrics and Aadhaar card details.

Upon being alerted by the supervisor, the college administrator, Dr. Debjani Dasgupta, instructed the student to proceed with the exam but kept a close watch on her. After the exam, a second biometric check confirmed the mismatch. Subsequently, Dasgupta informed the police about the situation, leading to their intervention.

Upon interrogation, the student admitted to being a dummy candidate, citing financial distress due to her father’s job loss as the reason for her involvement. The police are investigating the matter to ascertain the extent of financial transactions involved and whether the student has engaged in similar activities previously. Both the dummy student and the original candidate will face legal action.

The case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at the University, Board, and other specified Examinations Act, 1982.