Bengaluru, April 4: The alleged mastermind in the question paper leak case being investigated in Karnataka had paid Rs 10 lakh to officials in the Pre-University Board, investigations have found.
The Criminal Investigation Department has arrested three persons in connection with the question paper leak case in Karnataka.
The officials say that the kingpin in the case is Manjuanath, a PT teacher at a college in Vijaynagar had paid Rs 10 lakh to secure the chemistry paper.
It may be recalled that the Chemistry examination had to be postponed twice in ten days. This was because the question paper had leaked twice in a span of ten days.
However, this investigation pertains only to the question paper leak that happened for the second time. The case relating to the leaking of the paper the first time is being probed separately CID officials say.
The other two arrested apart from Manjunath are Obalaraju, a government employee and Rudrappa, an officer manager in the PWD. As per the investigation, Manjunath purchased the papers from an official in the PU board.
He then handed it over to Obalaraju. Further the papers were given to Rudrappa who further circulated the papers.
We are questioning Manjunath to find out who he had contacted in the PU board. This is crucial to the investigation as it would help us get to the bottom of the case, the CID official also added.