2 more brokers held over EAMCET paper leak; 19 arrested so far

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Hyderabad, Aug 22: Telangana CID, which is probing the EAMCET-II question paper leak case, today arrested two more brokers and recovered over Rs 7 lakh from them. With this, the total number of arrests in connection with the case so far has gone up to 19.

"In the TS EAMCET-II-2016 (Medical) question paper leakage case, today two brokers -- Kolli Rajesh Kumar alias Rajesh, a native of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh and Chintapalli Janaiah alias Johnson, a native of Nalgonda district in Telangana -- were arrested and Rs 7.10 lakh was recovered from them," CID Inspector General of Police Soumya Mishra said in a release.

Hyderabad

Rajesh Kumar and Janaiah run consultancy office 'Sreshta Experts' at Dilsukhnagar here and they had secured nine students from various places in Telangana and AP states. Rajesh handed over five students to one Rupesh of Delhi for Cuttack camp and Janaiah took the remaining four to Bengaluru camp for preparation of EAMCET-II leaked question paper, the CID officer said.

Efforts are on to apprehend the other brokers and kingpins of the case, she said. On July 25, the CID had registered a case under relevant sections of IPC and other provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Public Examinations (Prevention of Malpractices and Unfair means) Act, 1997, after it found in its preliminary inquiry there was prima facie a case for registering an FIR.

Probe also revealed that students appearing for TS EAMCET-II-2016 (Medical) examination from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were taken to camps set up in at least five cities about two to three days prior to the exam and were given practice with the leaked copies of two question papers consisting of 320 questions with correct answers, the CID had earlier said.

At a review meeting held here on August 2, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was informed by CID officials that Delhi turned out to be the centre for leak and there were 34 brokers, who conspired to sell the paper and as many as 200 parents were in touch with the brokers to buy the question papers.

The Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET-II) was conducted on July 9 and the results were declared on July 14. The examination was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.

PTI

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