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CBI arrested Russian national from Delhi airport, software was hacked during examination

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JEE Main-2021 Scam: This Russian citizen is the main accused in this exam scam. Look out circular was already issued against the accused.
JEE Paper Leak Case: The CBI has arrested a Russian national at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport) for alleged manipulation in the IIT JEE (Main) examination held last year. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had issued a look out circular against the foreign national who is suspected to be the main hacker for alleged tampering in this prestigious examination, the official said.

Officials said that when the Russian national arrived at the airport from abroad, the central agencies alerted the CBI. He said the CBI immediately stopped him and took him into custody in the JEE exam tampering case. In the investigation of this case, it was found that the Russian citizen is a big hacker. This foreign national is the main accused in this exam scam. Earlier, the CBI had arrested 7 people in this scam.

The software was hacked during the examination
During investigation, it was revealed that some foreign nationals were involved in the leaks of several online examinations including JEE (Mains) in connivance with other accused. The role of a Russian citizen was also disclosed. who had allegedly tampered with the iLeon software (the platform on which JEE (Main)-2021 exam was conducted) and helped other accused in hacking the computer systems of suspected candidates during the exam. Hence a look out circular was issued against the said Russian national.

CBI had registered a case

The agency had in September 2021 last year registered a case against Affinity Education Pvt Ltd and its three directors - Siddharth Krishna, Vishwambhar Mani Tripathi and Govind Varshney. A case was also registered against some others issue. It is alleged that the three directors were manipulating JEE (Main) online examination (JEE paper leak) by conspiring with other associates and touts and taking hefty sums from candidates to get admission in top National Institutes of Technology in the country.According to the allegation, the question papers of the applicants were being solved with the help of technology from a selected examination center located in Sonipat, Haryana.

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