Question Paper leak: Telangana EAMCET - II may be cancelled; CID arrests 4 accused
Telangana, July 27: Telangana EAMCET - II may be cancelled as a massive scam in connection with the exam leak was unearthed on Wednesday, July 27.
It has been reported that 69 students got the leaked question papers and scamsters collected Rs 40 lakhs to Rs 70 lakhs from each student.
Four accussed-- Rajagopal Reddy, Vishnu, Tirumal and Ramesh are in the custody of Hyderabad CID and four are absconding.
After a thorough probe, the CID today concluded that Telangana EAMCET - II question paper was leaked from Delhi printing press. The question papers leakage has links with Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi.
It is said that a camp was conducted in Bengaluru for 30 students. The paper was allegedly leaked to 30 students. Each candiadte paid Rs 50 lakhs and paid Rs 10 lakhs as advance.
One of the arrested accused, Ramesh worked as broker. The CID is suspecting the involvement of office staff of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University's rector Ramana Rao. The CID will submit its report to the Telangana government tommorrow.
The CID sleuths reportedly grilled Venkat Rao and Ramesh, brokers of certain education consultancies from the city, who allegedly contacted several students who appeared for the Eamcet-II offering the leaked question paper.
Cops also grilled three girl students from Bhoopalpally and Parakala in Warangal district, who had achieved significantly better marks in the Eamcet-II when compared to their score in Eamcet-I.
Investigators confronted the brokers with cell phone call recordings handed over to them by the parents of some students. The audio recordings contained the conversation between the brokers and the parents about the paper leak.
Director General of Police (DGP) Anurag Sharma on July 20 ordered a CID inquiry into the TS Eamcet-II paper leakage issue.
Anurag Sharma ordered for a CID inquiry, after Eamcet convenor NV Ramana Rao met him in his office and requested for an inquiry, after allegations of paper leakage were made by some student organisations and parents.
As certificates verification for admissions into MBBS and BDS courses were about to start from July 25, Ramana Rao requested for a quick inquiry into the issue.
Eamcet-II 2016 (held for admissions in MBBS and BDS courses) was held on July 9 for 2,650 MBBS and BDS seats and results were announced on July 13. 50,961 students had appeared for the exam and 47,644 had qualified it.
The issue of leakage came into fore on the basis of the ranks of the 12 students.