Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao decided that the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) examinations will be freshly conducted.
TS EAMCET-II held on July 9, 2016 and more than 50,000 students had appeared in the examination. After a top cop suspected about leaking of question paper of the examination, CID started enquiring about the possibility. It was found out that key accused had collected Rs 1.73 crores in cash from 14 students in return for EAMCET answer keys. CID submitted a report that the question papers were leaked. Director General of Police Anurag Sharma placed the CID report before Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao and he directed the test to be annulled and fresh examinations to be conducted.
CID sources said, "Telangana CID today made a crucial arrest in connection with leak. Cops arrested 52-year-old Shaik Raheem alias Ramesh from the city outskirts. Shaik Raheem contacted 14 students in Telangana and AP assuring them that he had the original question papers. He took Rs 15 to Rs 20 lakhs from each student and then took them to a resort in Pune where he gave them three sets of TS EAMCET-II-2016 (medical) question papers and answers. Of the three sets of question papers, only one of them is released two hours before the exam. He had collected Rs 1.73 crores in cash from the 14 students. Shaik Raheem distributed Rs 1.2 crores among other brokers and agents who facilitated the leak and managed the transportation and accommodation of the students to Pune and back to Hyderabad. Rs 37.50 lakhs was seized from Shaik Raheem while a bank account in which he deposited Rs 15 lakhs has been frozen."
The culprits are taken into custody and will be punished appropriately. Brainbuxa will keep you updated on such news across the nation. For more, take a halt at Brainbuxa.