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Role of 60 people in CPMT paper leak established: HP Police

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Shimla, Sep 12 (UNI) The role of about 60 people in leaking the HP Combined Pre-Medical Test (HPCPMT) paper has been established by the special police team investigating the irregularities, a senior official today claimed.

The police was investigating the role of about 60 people, including about 40 parents and political activists, in leaking the CPMT paper days before the examination date, the official, requesting anonymity, said.

He said police had already arrested 10 people for their role in the scam and efforts were on to arrest 12 other people, who were absconding.

The arrest of these people would help the police in gathering more evidence against others whose role in leaking the paper has been established, he said.

Asserting that the people involved in the HPCPMT paper leak would not be spared, he said the state police had enough evidence to prosecute people accused of leaking the paper.

The police official said they had already questioned six people who had paid money to procure the CPMT paper for their wards, adding that the remaining parents would be questioned in a phased manner to ascertain their role in the scam.

Claiming that the police had achieved a breakthrough in their investigations into the scam, he said three independent groups of people were involved in the paper leak.

One group had been assigned the responsibility of leaking the question paper from the printing press, the second tutored the students at Mussoorie and Delhi, while the third worked as facilitator for the potential candidates on behalf of the first two groups, he said.

The police official said the facilitators earned a sum of Rs 50,000 each on the student they sent to the touts, who had prominently advertised in major newspapers claiming assured admission to the MBBS course.

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