II PU Chemistry paper leaked outside B'luru, suspect cops

II PU Chemistry paper leaked outside B'luru, suspect cops

II PU Chemistry paper leaked outside B'luru, suspect cops

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sleuths have collected evidence which indicates that the II PU Chemistry question paper leak was outside Bengaluru.

“Initially, we thought that the paper was leaked in Bengaluru. But now, it has emerged that a group of people leaked the question paper outside Bengaluru,” a senior police officer involved in the probe told Deccan Herald on Saturday. “We are trying to ascertain if the question paper was leaked in Bengaluru too. The investigation is on the right track and the suspects will be arrested very soon,” the officer said.

It was not just one person who leaked it. There is an organised syndicate which had a common motive. The same syndicate seems to have leaked the paper twice, said the police.

There are indications about the syndicate members and the top priority of the cops was to trace them and ascertain their motive, the police said.

The CID sleuths on Saturday continued to question students, parents and PU Board officials. Over 100 persons have already been questioned and the cops have gathered leads. The police hope to crack the case before April 12, when the students write the Chemistry paper in a re-exam.

It is said that the students and a few others sold the paper for between Rs 3000 and Rs 6000. Some of them even shared it free of cost.

Leaked before printing

Some members of the team visited Tumakuru, Kolar and Ballari, based on mobile phone call details and origins of e-mails and WhatsApp messages. H C Kishorechandra, DGP (CID), held a meeting with them and supervised the investigation. The collective evidence indicated that the paper was leaked much before it was printed and transported, said the police.

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