HYDERABAD: As many as 130 students bought the leaked EAMCET II question paper for medicine from coaching centres, Telangana director general of police Anurag Sharma reported to the state government on Friday. Their parents too were involved in the deal, and the Telangana police are likely to add the names of these parents and students to the list of accused in the case.
The state’s Crime Investigation Department (CID) today arrested another person, Shaik Ramesh alias Raheem, 52, who was involved in the scam. He is a resident of Boduppal in Hyderabad. According to additional DGP Satyanarain, Ramesh acted as the broker who sold the leaked questions to 14 students from various places in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. They were taken to Pune Pune, where they prepared the correct answers to the leaked questionss.
He collected a total of of Rs. 1.73 crore in cash from the parents of these 14 students. Of this amount, he paid Rs 1.2 crore to another broker who accompanied the students to Pune. He deposited Rs 15 lakh in the bank account of a friend. An amount of Rs. 37.5 lakh was seized from his possession.
Sources told newindianexpress.com that investigation by CID has revealed that the gang comprising Rajgopal Reddy, Vishnu, Tirumal, Ramesh and others circulated the questions to as many as 130 students with the consent of the latter’s parents.
In the report, CID officials have stated that five teachers paid a huge amount of money to coaching centres and obtained at least 300 questions from two sets of the EAMCET II medical exam and sold them down to candidates sitting for EAMCET II.
The leaked question papers were allegedly secured by a man named Khaleel, based in Uttar Pradesh, who bribed EAMCET outsourcing employees.
Finding fault with the EAMCET officials for their negligence in taking measures to conduct the test smoothly, CID officials stated in their report that they arrested two persons in connection with the case. However, Khaleel is still at large.
Continuing with their investigation, CID officials today seized Rs 35 lakh cash from a suspect, Ramesh, who is said to be a member of the Rajgopal Reddy gang. Sources said CID officials found Rs 15 lakh in cash in Ramesh’s bank account. In all, Rs 20 lakh was seized from his possession. The CID officials were likely to arrest Ramesh by evening today.