New Delhi, May 5: The Criminal Investigation Department is having a tough time cracking Shivakumar the alleged kingpin in the II PU question paper leak case, Karnataka.
During his questioning, he is leading the investigators on to his nephew and terming him as the real kingpin, CID officials say.
Shivakumar was arrested after a month long chase by the CID. After the II PU Chemistry paper was leaked twice in ten days, the police launched a probe and during the course of the investigation found that the racket was masterminded allegedly by Shivakumar.
I am not the kingpin
Shivakumar during his questioning has been evasive. He is trying to lead us on to another person called Kiran who he says is his nephew, the CID official also informed.
Shivakumar further said that after he had been arrested three years back in connection with a similar case, he had given up on this business.
He said that the business is now being run by his nephew, Kiran. He however has no answer when asked if he was innocent why did his chose to abscond for so long.
A long trail:
The CID is trying to ascertain more information so that they could lead up to the original trail. Some one in the PU board may have provided him with the question papers which he allegedly sold to colleges, the officer says. The PU board is the original source of the question paper.
The CID is also planning on questioning some board officials and also those who had prepared the papers.
We are at a preliminary stage of the probe and are confident that Shivakumar will spill the beans which will let us get to the bottom of the case, the CID official also informed.