New Delhi: A Russian national was on Monday detained by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged involvement in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) paper leak case.Also Read – Jiah Khan's Mother Tries to Delay Trial by Insisting it Was Murder, Says Bombay HC
Giving details, the CBI said the accused had helped in tampering with the iLeon software, the platform used for conducting the JEE Mains examinations. Also Read – CBI Arrests Manish Sisodia’s Aide Vijay Nair in Delhi Liquor Policy Case Hours After Questioning
“The CBI is interrogating a Russian national after taking him over from Bureau of Immigration at IGI Airport, Delhi, where he was detained on his arrival from Kazakhstan based on LOC issued by CBI in software tampering case of JEE Mains 2021. He was main hacker in the case,” the CBI said in a statement. Also Read – CBI Arrests ABG Shipyard Chief RK Agarwal in Rs 22,800 Crore Bank Fraud Case
The Russian national has been identified as Mikhail Shargin. He was detained by the Bureau of Immigration at IGI Airport, Delhi while arriving in India from Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Russian National is allegedly the mastermind behind the IIT JEE Paper leak that took place last year, in September 2021.
In the JEE Exam Paper Leak Case in 2021, the CBI had carried out searches at 20 locations across the country at various cities, including Delhi-NCR, Pune, Jamshedpur and other places.
According to reports, last year, CBI had registered a case against a private company and its employees based on their involvement in the paper leak. Moreover, two directors from a private institution based in Noida and five others had been arrested last year in connection with the alleged manipulation of the JEE Main examination 2021.