In a major development in the EAMCET paper leak case of 2016, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday arrested two more persons.
The accused, were identified as 50-year-old Veleti Vasu Babu, a dean from the Chaitanyapuri branch of the Sri Chaitanya Junior College and 54-year-old Kamma Venkata Narayana Rao.
Rao was said to be an agent, who would lobby for admissions in Narayana and Chaitanya, the two most popular Intermediate junior colleges in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
‚ÄúDuring the analysis of call data records (CDR), it was found that Vasu Babu and Narayana Rao were in touch with Dr Dhananjay, Tauqeer and Dr Sandeep Kumar who conducted preparation camps with the leaked Eamcet medical question paper in Bhubaneswar,‚ÄĚ CID superintendent of police J. Parimala Hana Nutan was quoted as saying.
The investigating officials said that the two accused sent six students at a cost of Rs 35 lakh per head, for the camp in Bhubneswar, out of which three students got good ranks.
In 2016, investigation revealed that students appearing for TS EAMCET-II-2016 (Medical) examination from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were taken to camps set up in at least at five cities about 2-3 days prior to the exam and were given practice with the leaked copies of two question papers consisting of 320 questions with correct answers.
At a review meeting held here on August 2, 2016, Telangnaa Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was informed by CID that Delhi turned out to be the centre for the scam and in total 34 brokers conspired to sell the paper and as many as 200 parents were in touch with the brokers to buy question papers.
The Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET-II) was conducted on July 9 and the results were declared on July 14. The examination was conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.
In the wake of question paper leak, the state government on August 2 the same year, announced the cancellation of the EAMCET-II examination, and held a re-examination later.
The CID has registered a case under relevant sections of IPC and other provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Public Examinations (Prevention of Malpractices and Unfair Means) Act, 1997.