Another exam paper was leaked but it was replaced quickly:Cops

Another exam paper was leaked but it was replaced quickly:Cops

The police, probing the leak of three engineering question papers, today claimed one more subject's question paper was leaked but the University of Mumbai, on learning about it, replaced the exam paper at the eleventh hour and the test was held as per schedule.

Police suspect a separate group was involved in the leak of the fourth paper and not the group of 14 persons arrested over the last two days in three paper leak cases.

Police have arrested 14 persons, including two professors of a city college, four University peons and five students in connection with the leak of three engineering question papers last month.

The leaked papers were of Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering (BEEE) for ATKT (allowed to keep term) students, Applied Physics-II and Maths-II paper, the exams of which were held on May 26, 23 and 18 respectively as per schedule.

"During the probe, we stumbled upon the leak of one more question paper, apart from the three papers (BEEE, Physics and Maths). We won't like to reveal which subject it was. Learning about the leak, the University acted in time and replaced the paper, resulting in smooth conduct of the exam as per schedule," said a Crime Branch official.

According to police, Bharat Singh, one of the arrested peons, had leaked the question paper of the fourth subject. But there was no demand for that particular paper as it was already leaked by another set of unidentified people.

"Singh remained quiet but somehow the MU learnt about the leak and replaced the question paper," said the officer.

Milind Lad and Shreekand More -- Professors at Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering at Karjat (on Mumbai's outskirts) and Sachin Lad, Vivek Gaikwad -- lab assistants at Konkan Gyanpeeth and Yadavrao Tasgaonkar Institute of Engineering and Technology respectively, are amont those held for the leak of three engineering papers.

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