EAMCET paper leak: One more held; total arrests go up to 11

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Hyderabad, Aug 10: Telangana CID, which is probing the medical EAMCET-II question paper leak case, today arrested one more person, taking the total number of arrests in the case to 11.

"In the EAMCET-II 2016 (medical) question paper leakage case, a broker Mukul Jain, native of Ghaziabad was arrested," CID Inspector General of Police Soumya Mishra said in a release. The accused runs an education consultancy at NCR Delhi and secured six students through other accused Chandra Sekhara Reddy, Rajesh and Shakeera and took them to Kolkata.

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"In Kolkata, the students were given practice with the two sets of leaked TS EAMCET-II-2016 (medical) question papers during the camp conducted by Mohit Kumar Singh," the senior police officer said. Efforts are on to apprehend the other brokers and accused persons involved in the paper leak, 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 that there was prima facie a case for registering an FIR.

Investigation 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 at 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, 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. According to reports, few candidates who got a rank in thousands in Andhra Pradesh EAMCET had got a rank below 500 in Telangana EAMCET-II. In the wake of question paper leakage, Telangana Government on August 2 announced the cancellation of the EAMCET-II examination and said EAMCET-III examination will be held on September 11.

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