HYDERABAD: Almost a year after the miscreants indulged in leaking the TS EAMCET II medical question paper, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) officials are in the process of giving final touches to its comprehensive charge sheet of the case and are likely to submit it before the court soon.
Sources told Express that S Bahadur Singh is the key accused who hatched a plan and executed it by leaking three sets of TS EAMCET II Medical question papers with the assistance of staff of printing press based in Delhi.
The CID officials said that Bahadur Singh is a notorious offender and has been involved in similar offences since 2005. Having contacts with the printing press staff and educational consultancy owners and brokers, Bahadur Singh was involved in leaking of question papers of Railway group-D exam held in Lucknow, Railway Drivers examination held in Allahabad, Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) examination, PSC examination leak case in Punjab, Teachers Exam paper leak case of Jammu and Kashmir, Wardha Medical College paper leak case of Maharashtra, Chandigarh teachers examination leak case, Kolkata TET examination paper leak case and DMRC examination paper leak case.
“Around 200 parents and students are witnesses in the case. The leaked question papers were rapidly circulated to the parents and students by accepting amount with the assistance of brokers and educational consultancy owners. The reason for rapidly circulating the leaked papers is -- the parents are already in touch with the educational consultancy owners who have provided admission to elder son/daughter of these parents. The parents were in touch with such consultancy owners seeking medical admissions in management quota for their younger daughter/son. Taking advantage of their greediness, consultancy owners with the assistance of Bahadur Singh leaked three sets of question papers,” a senior officer of CID said.
The CID officials have seized around `3 crore worth properties (movable and immovable) including cash from the accused. The investigators have nabbed 60 persons including consultancy owners, brokers, professors and doctors in connection with the offence.
Timeline of CID probe
On July 9, 2016: The EAMCET II medical examination was conducted and the results were declared on July 14. The examination was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad
July 20, 2016: The Director General of Police (DGP) Anurag Sharma directed the CID officials to register cases in connection with the leak of question papers after JNTU officials, who noticed that leak of question papers, had requested DGP to look into the issue
July 25, 2016: CID registered a case under relevant sections of IPC and other provisions of Andhra Pradesh Public Examinations (Prevention of Malpractices and Unfair means) Act, 1997
August 19, 2016: DGP Anurag Sharma issued orders suspending DSP Balu Jadhav and head constable Sadasiva Rao for ‘gross misconduct’ and accepting bribe from accused during the probe of the case
January 4, 2017: A lawyer from Bihar, Kamlesh Kumar Singh, arrested by CID officials in connection with the case died in Osmania General Hospital
April, 2017: The CID arrested the key accused S Bahadur Singh in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and his associate