5 accused in LIC exam paper leak case sent to 14 days custody
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 00:23
Hyderabad: Five persons, arrested for allegedly leaking the question paper of an all-India examination for the post of LIC's assistant administrative officer here, were today remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.

The Central Crime Station (a wing of Hyderabad Police), which is investigating the case, produced prime accused Yogeshwar Kumar Rao alias Yogiraj, a high school teacher from Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh, and four others before the ACMM Court here, which sent them to judicial custody for 14 days, a senior police officer said to a news agency.

Following the court order, all the five persons were taken to Chanchalguda Jail, he said.

Sleuths of the Commissioner's Task Force (West Zone) team had yesterday busted an inter-state racket and nabbed Yogiraj, Palvai Ashok Kumar, B Anna Rao, Perla Srinivas and Gudla Srinivas (all agents from Andhra Pradesh), after raiding a house in Gandhi Nagar here and seized the leaked question papers from their possession.

The officer said as part of further investigations into the case they would tomorrow file a petition before the court seeking the custody of the prime accused Yogiraj and Palvai Ashok Kumar.

During preliminary probe it was revealed that the five persons, accused of indulging in leaking the question paper at Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam, were charging Rs seven lakh from each candidate, police had earlier said.

The five accused have been charged under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 379 (theft), 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of IPC.


First Published: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 00:23

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