BANGALORE: The Bangalore University has written a letter to Central Crime Branch (CCB) officials requesting them to complete the investigation in the ‘cash for marks’ scam of the Distance Education and Correspondence Courses at the earliest.
Speaking to Express, Registrar (Evaluation) Prof Ningegowda said, “We have requested the CCB officials to complete the investigation quickly as we have to announce the results of the Distance Education examinations held in December last year.” “This does not mean that we are putting pressure on the investigating agency. We just need clearance to announce the results as thousands of candidates are waiting. If the investigating agency provides the register numbers of the candidates involved in the scam or their details, we will withhold their results and release the results of the other candidates,” he said.
Meanwhile, the internal committee constituted by the university is conducting enquiry in the issue. “After we get the report from the internal committee, we will file a formal complaint based on it. If the CCB gives us the list, it will be helpful to declare the results of those who are not involved in the scam,” Ningegowda said.
The university officials said that the Examination Department and the Distance Education Department are getting calls from candidates about the announcement of the results.
More than 40,000 candidates have appeared for the undergraduate examinations through distance mode.
Cash for Marks Scam
On April 20, 2014, the city police arrested some people who were allegedly involved in the ‘cash-for-marks’ scam. Following complaints from people, they have registered a suo motu case. Many staffers of the university and former Syndicate member K B Vedamurthy were arrested and interrogated in connection with the case. According to the complaint, it is a big racket and some people involved in the business have allegedly identified the failed students and passing them by taking money.