LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Special Task force arrested 12 persons, including suspended director, ayurvedic services, Prof SN Singh, in connection with Ayush admission scam late on Thursday. The Uttar Pradesh government had referred the Ayush admission anomalies scam for a CBI probe on November 7.
An STF official confirmed the arrest of SN Singh, along with two other officials Umakant Yadav, Bhaskar, who were also suspended, along with nine other people affiliated to the organizing firm. They were arrested from Hazratganj in Lucknow and booked under the charges of criminal conspiracy (section 120B), dishonesty (420), forgery for purpose of cheating (468), fraudulently or dishonestly uses as genuine any document (471) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The STF said it surfaced during the probe that accused SN Singh in connivance with two other officials and the organizing private firm, Soft Solution Private Limited, reportedly fiddled with the data they obtained from the directorate which led to admission of undeserving candidates.
The probe also revealed that the natural order of the merit was not followed in many cases. Also, in some cases, the selected students had not even appeared for the NEET either.





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