K'taka Chemistry paper leak: Why we know only the buyer and not the seller

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Bengaluru, Apr 5: On Monday, the Criminal Investigation Department announced that it had arrested three persons in connection with the question paper leak case in Karnataka. The arrests were made after the Chemistry paper had leaked for the second time in ten days.

While the CID has acted fast in this case, the question is are any of the three persons arrested the kingpins or the masterminds? Manjunath was arrested after it had been found that he purchased the paper for Rs 10 lakh.

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Paper leak: Why we know only the buyer?

The bigger question here is who did he purchase it from in the PU board which has access to the paper?

Who sold the question paper?

In order to get to the bottom of this case, the bigger question that needs to be answered is who sold the question paper in the first place. If there is a buyer, then sure there is a seller.

The CID however is currently focusing on ensuring that the paper does not leak once again on April 12, the date for the Chemistry examination.

The other two persons who were arrested are Rudrappa who works in the PWD and Obalaraju, a PA to the medical education minister. What the CID has found is that these two persons had sourced the question paper for their children who are II PUC students.

If this is what is being ascertained, then it appears that they are not part of a racket that circulated the paper. However the CID says that there is some evidence that suggests that they may have sold the papers to others.

The CID is however for now viewing Manjunath as the prime accused. This PT teacher who doubles as an insurance agent is said to have sourced the paper for the other two. It is still unclear who in the PU board he had contacted before sourcing the paper.

It is a matter of investigation says the CID. We will get to the bottom of it as we are aware that there are many rungs in this racket which need to be unearthed. For now the focus is on ensuring that the paper does not leak once again on April 12, the date the Chemistry exam is scheduled for.

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