However, role of Reddy and Lakshminarayana in the leak needs to be verified

news Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:23

After checking call records, the CID has revealed that personal assistant and officer on special duty to medical education minister Sharan Prakash Patil Obalaraju was one of the key accused in the II PU chemistry paper leaks, reported Bangalore Mirror.

On the days before the exam on March 21 and re-exam on March 31, the minister’s PA revealed that he had made more than 100 calls to procure the leaked papers to sell it to agents.

On March 20, he had made 120 calls, one even from transport minister Ramalinga Reddy’s residence and 150 calls on March 30. He had sent an SMS to former commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Lakshminarayana.

However, role of Reddy and Lakshminarayana in the leak needs to be verified.

According to Bangalore Mirror, the mobile tower locations of calls revealed that he got the papers at 9pm on March 20 at the forest department guest house, Vanavikas in Malleswaram, opposite PU Board office.  

The newspaper said that Obalaraju had made his first call to his brother-in-law Rudrappa, who is the other accused in the case. Both Obalaraju’s son and Rudrappa’s daughter were sitting for the II PU exam.

On both days, Obalaraju collected the leaked papers from the main accused Shakumar’s relative Kiran at Malleshwaram.

Investigations revealed that Obalaraju and Rudrappa moved in a fixed pattern from his residence in Srirampura to Vanavikasa, then to Ramana Maharshi, Malleswaram, Srirampura, again Malleswaram and then Basaweshwaranagar and Ramana Maharshi Road.

They went to a location in Ramana Maharshi road where a PU science lecturer was preparing answers to the leaked chemistry paper.

This is an aggregated report from Bangalore Mirror.


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