EAMCET paper leak: One more held; total arrests go up to 14

    Hyderabad, Aug 17 (PTI) Telangana CID, which isprobing the EAMCET-II question paper leak, today arrested onemore broker, taking the total number of arrests in connectionwith the case to 14. "In the EAMCET-II 2016 (medical entrance) examinationquestion paper leakage case, one broker Mohit Kumar Singh,belonging to Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh, wasarrested," CID Inspector General of Police Soumya Mishra saidin a release. Mohit Kumar Singh worked as an education consultant atNCR New Delhi. He secured six students through Mukul Jain andthey were given practice with the two sets of leaked TSEAMCET-II-2016 (medical) entrance exam question papers duringthe camp conducted at Kolkata by one Dharma along with others,the senior CID officer said. "Efforts are on to apprehend the other brokers andaccused persons of the question paper leakage," she said. On July 25, the CID had registered a case underrelevant sections of IPC and other provisions of the AndhraPradesh Public Examinations (Prevention of Malpractices andUnfair means) Act, 1997, after it found in its preliminaryinquiry that there was prima facie a case for registering anFIR. Investigation also revealed that students appearingfor TS EAMCET-II-2016 (Medical) examination from Telangana andAndhra Pradesh were taken to camps set up in at least fivecities about two to three days prior to the exam and weregiven practice with the leaked copies of two question papersconsisting of 320 questions with correct answers, CID hadearlier said. At a review meeting held here on August 2, ChiefMinister K Chandrasekhar Rao was informed by CID officialsthat Delhi turned out to be the centre for leak and there were34 brokers, who conspired to sell the paper and as many as 200parents were in touch with the brokers to buy the questionpapers. The Engineering, Agriculture and Medical CommonEntrance Test (EAMCET-II) was conducted on July 9 and theresults were declared on July 14. The exam was conducted byJawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad. According to reports, few candidates who got a rank inthousands in Andhra Pradesh EAMCET had got a rank below 500 inTelangana EAMCET-II. In the wake of question paper leakage,Telangana Government on August 2 announced the cancellation ofthe EAMCET-II examination and EAMCET-III examination will beheld on September 11. PTI VVK NP IKABAS

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