Varanasi: The mastermind behind the latest National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) scam has been identified by Varanasi Police, said Varanasi Police Commissioner A Satish Ganesh.Also Read - NEET Aspirant Goes Missing From Home in Tamil Nadu’s Namakkal After Checking Answer Key

According to the officer, the man identified as ‘PK’ was the mastermind of the ‘NEET solver gang’. Police said his real name is Nilesh Singh, who hails from Chhapra city of Bihar but was living in Patna. Also Read - NEET-UG 2021 Latest Update: Kerala High Court Seeks Reply From NTA Over Plea Seeking Retest of Exam in Poothotta Centre

Presently, the accused is allegedly on the run along with his family. Also Read - NEET Scam: ₹ 5 Lakh To Write Exam, Probe Takes Police To Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow

Nilesh has come on the police’s radar for the first time, the officer said.

As per a press note by the police, the gang members sit for the NEET exam in place of the original candidates and help them pass the examination.

The gang allegedly takes a hefty amount of money from the original candidates to sit in their place in NEET exam and helps them in cracking the exam.

More arrests related to the case could follow, as per the commissioner.

(With inputs from ANI)