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JEE Main: Helped 820 students, computers were hacked, CBI told the court the black handiwork of Russian hacker

In September last year, more than nine lakh students appeared for the exam. This exam is held only at selected centers. Separate computers are given for this.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). symbolic picture.

CBI last year IIT JEE Main exam The accused arrested in the misappropriation case has been presented in the court. The CBI has told the court that the accused is a professional hacker and is not cooperating in the investigation. The court ordered to send the accused to CBI custody for two days. In fact, the CBI on Monday arrested Russian national Mikhail Shargin from Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The CBI told a Delhi court today that Russian hacker Mikhail Shargin had cheated the entrance exams of India’s top engineering colleges like JEE-Mains, IITs last year. He said the hacker had benefited 820 students by manipulating the online system. After which the court sent him to custody for two days. The CBI had issued a look out circular against Mikhail Shargin, who is suspected to be the main hacker, for alleged tampering in this prestigious exam.

So far 24 people have been arrested

In September last year, more than nine lakh students appeared for the exam. This exam is held only at selected centers. For this, separate computers are given which are completely banned. Hacker Mikhail hacked the system. So that students can give remote access to their colleagues. After this their question papers were solved by some other experts. So far 24 people have been arrested.

Immigration Bureau alerts CBI

When the Russian national Shargin reached the IGI airport from Almaty in Kazakhstan, the Immigration Bureau alerted the CBI, officials said. The CBI reached the airport with full preparation and was caught there. CBI said, “During investigation, it came to light that some foreign nationals were involved in rigging in many online examinations including JEE (Main). He had met with other accused in this case.

They were getting admission in top institutes of the country by taking huge amount.

The agency had in September 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 other people. It is alleged that the three directors were manipulating the online examination of JEE (Main) by conspiring with other associates and touts and taking huge money from candidates to get them admission in top National Institutes of Technology in the country.

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