A man accused in the JEE paper leak case has been granted anticipatory release by the Delhi High Court.

Delhi High Court granted anticipatory bail for Ashish Ashish accused in a paper leak in the Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) in 2021 . The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a lawsuit against several individuals .

New Delhi, India, May 14: A man accused in a lawsuit involving a paper leak in the Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) in 2021 was granted anticipatory bail by the Delhi High Court on Friday.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a lawsuit against several individuals, and a trial court had issued a nonbailable warrant against the petitioner, as well as a proceeding naming him a proclaimed criminal and a possession of property.Ashish was given anticipatory bail by the bench of Justice Anoop Kumar Mendiratta.On posting a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and a separate surety bond in the same amount, he was released anticipatory bail, as per Justice Mendiratta.

It should be noted that the only function attributed to the petitioner is to aid a student to memorize the questions.The petitioner had no substantive role in either charming the parents or participating in the respective centres.Since the petitioner joined the investigation, the facts could be properly gathered, Justice Mendiratta said.The petitioner's senior counsel argued that no papers connected the petitioner to the flat had been confiscated by the police department, and that there is no concrete evidence to encourage students or parents or promise them for any undue benefit in the examination.

The police also said that the accused is evading the court system despite notice.The petitioner and co-accused Sunil were subjected to a non-bailable warrant (NBW), according to the CBI, and they were allegedly taken to a flat in Rohini in the wee hours and were given solved paper to memorize, as part of the examination.According to CBI, the said flat was the residence of petitioner Ashish and co-accused Sunil.The petitioner and Sunil were allegedly conducting online examination centers, namely Genx online examination centers and Impulse online exam centers, and allegedly had compromised various tests.