7 arrested for gambling on NEET- JEE exam dates in Kanpur

Kanpur police on Friday (August 29) busted a betting-gambling racket and arrested 7 people who were allegedly placing bets on NEET-JEE exams.

According to the police, the gang was placing bets on whether JEE and NEET exams will be postponed or not.

“We have busted a betting-gambling racket and arrested 7 people on Friday. We have recovered Rs 38.25 Lakhs cash, 10 mobile phones, and register from their repossession. Racket's kingpin managed to escape. ” said Superintendent of Kanpur Police (South) Deepak Bhuker at a press conference.

Recently, The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Main), set to be held in September amid the coronavirus pandemic, have become bets and people are trying their luck by laying money whether the exams will be postponed.

Recently, many opposition leaders are demanding the postponement of exams amid coronavirus-induced situation, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is scheduled to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) 2020 [NEET] on September 13 and Joint Entrance Examination Main [JEE] on September 1-6. So, in this situation, people took the bet and tried their luck by keeping money for whether the test will be postponed.

Mr. Deepak Bhuker also said that the arrested persons were placing bets on the numbers of Sensex and other markets as well.

“They used to place bets on the last two digits of closing and opening of the market. Racket`s kingpin Santosh Soni managed to escape. He used to run the racket through WhatsApp. They were into this for the past 4 years. We are also checking their call detail record (CDR) for further investigation,” he added.

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