Bengaluru CID nabs prime accused in PU Chemistry paper leak case
news Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 10:27

The alleged prime-accused in the Class XII chemistry paper leak case was arrested by Criminal Investigation Department officials on Tuesday.

Shivakumariah alias Shivakumar alias Guruji was nabbed from a hideout near Garvebhavipalya, off Hosur Road on Monday night. He is one of the 11 accused in the case of chemistry paper leaks on March 21 and March 31.

The Times of India reported that Shivakumar is a drama teacher in a high school in Gubbi. He is known for his astrology and numerology skills and his circle of friends consulted him for the same.

Police also claimed that he was a “playboy” and had at least 20 girlfriends, reported Bangalore Mirror.

The newspaper report added that it was his visit to one of his girlfriends, which gave the CID sleuths the cues to his location.

According to BM report, CID DGP Kishore Chandra said that the accused were also trying to get the Common Entrance Test exam papers.

“But now there is nothing to worry about. We are now keeping an eye out for Kiran [the other main accused, who is absconding],” he said.

Following a raid at his house in Nandini Layout, the sleuths found that Shivakumar occasionally dressed as a sadhu (hermit), with white and saffron gowns and vermillion on his forehead.

 “He would bring different high-end cars and SUVs whenever he visited Gubbi. He would bring government officials, including police officers, to his farmhouse in Gubbi. Sometimes he would organize drama performances for his guests.

Shivakumaraiah would himself direct some of those dramas,” said the police adding that his nephew Kiran, another accused who is at large would hopefully be found soon.

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