27 July 2016
Hyderabad: Until now, there are four people including the key person in the Eamcet-2 ‘paper leak’ scam are identified by CID. Before this, intelligence has found that the leak gang had a deal for 15 Crores of Rupees with the people helped in of Eamcet-2 papers in New Delhi.
After few intensive investigations, it has been revealed that the suspect had supplied the entrance paper material to at least 30 or more students, who apparently finalized a deal with the leak group for 30 lakh Rupees for each set. As per the official sources, Rajagopal Reddy and his partners, Tirumal Reddy, Ramesh and Venkat Rao were taken into custody. The police seized 2 crores cash from Rajagopal, who was earlier involved in another scam of PGMET (PG Medical Entrance Test) and was arrested during the year,2014. Rajagopal reportedly paid a token amount of 3 Crores to the group who has arranged the printing in Delhi. He also collected a total of 70 lakhs from the parents of students and the mode of transaction is the hard cash. The total number of students involved in buying the paper is around 69. For some of the students, Rajagopal took the certificates from few students as a surety and the agreement was that certificates will be returned after paying the whole amount which is 30 lakhs. Allegedly, out of 69, 30 students and their parents were fallen into the trap.
As per the master plan of the leak gang, the students who stuck with the deal are taken to Bangalore just before 1 week of the Eamcet examination, they were kept in an isolated place, their mobile phones were taken away and they were completely kept aloof from their parents even without any communication.
During the interrogation, CID managed to find out that the students were divided “The prime suspect avoided communication over mobile during the episode,” added the official. The investigation was started with a doubt that came after it was found that there was a huge difference between the ranks secured by some of the candidates in Eamcet-1 and Eamcet-2. Curiously, five of the students who secured high ranks belonged to a Vijayawada-based coaching center. It may be recapped that following media reports about leak of the question paper ahead of the examination, Telangana State Eamcet convener NV Ramana Rao had requested Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma to order a probe into the allegations.
Meanwhile, Minister C Lakshma Reddy clarified to the press that the decision on cancelling the examination would be taken as soon as the CID submits its report to the government.