Cash-for-Marks Scam: Bangalore University Files FIR; Names 11 Examination Custodians

Bangalore University has filed an FIR in the cash-for-marks case that came to light in April 2014.

Published: 18th December 2015 05:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2015 05:15 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALURU: Bangalore University has filed an FIR in the cash-for-marks case that came to light in April 2014.

Registrar (Evaluation) Prof K N Ningegowda filed the FIR at Ulsoor Gate police station on Thursday evening. The FIR names 11 people, including the chief custodian, assistant custodians and associate custodians of the 2013 under-graduate examinations in distance education mode.

Cash.JPGAccording to a copy of the FIR available with Express, cases have been filed under IPC sections 468, 471, 420, 120. The ‘cash for marks’ scam was one of the biggest scams reported at Bangalore University. It involves more than 1,600 students and crores of rupees are said to have been transacted.

After the scam was busted by the city police, who arrested a few people including a former syndicate member, the university constituted an internal inquiry committee headed by senior faculty Prof Jeevan Kumar. BU’s FIR relies on the findings of this committee. The university has named Prof A M R Kotraiah, who was chief custodian for B Com, BA and BBM exams in December 2013.  They have also named six assistant and associate custodians and seven employees hired by Kotraiah and used for exam work.

Prof Ningegowda said, “We have taken measures as per the internal inquiry report and the decision taken by the syndicate. In the report, it (the committee) had also recommended a

CID inquiry.”


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