More than 70 students from telangana state caught flights out to mumbai, bengaluru and kanigiri in andhra pradesh in multiple batches before they appered for Eamcet-2 , A Police investigation has revealed.
These students were allegedly handed question papers and their answers for the competitive examination that is conducted for seats in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state. each student paid 10 to 30 lakh rupees for getting access to the questions before the exam in a multi-crore scam.
The students returned to their homes just before the exam and scored marks far better than their academic record would suggest.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao held a meeting to decide whether the examination will be held again.
The police were first alerted by G. Ravi a civil engineer from Warangal, who noticed that some of his daughter’s classmates had scored higher than her in the competitive exam even though she had consistently performed much better in class.
One of those arrested, a Bengaluru-based man named Rajgopal Reddy, has allegedly told the police that he had also leaked question papers for a previous EAMCET exam held in May that included seats for agriculture and veterinary courses. Over a lakh students appeared for the first exam and about 50,000 appeared for this month’s EAMCET-2 after confusion over national exam NEET.
The Telangana police is expected to make more arrests; the question paper, they believe, was leaked from a printing press in Delhi.