Ernakulam: Two women have been sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined Rs 30,000 each by a special CBI court here for their involvement in leakage
of Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) question papers.
The convicts -- Bindu Vijayan and Sindhu Surendran -- were found guilty under different sections of IPC for entering into a criminal conspiracy with a help of another person in January 2005 to steal the question papers of SSLC Examination, a CBI release said today.
The conspiracy had been hatched to facilitate the clearing of SSLC Examination by the son of Vijayan, it said.
"In furtherance of the conspiracy, Sindhu Surendran asked a casual employee of M/s Viswanathan (Printers and Publishers) Pvt Ltd, Chennai, where the question papers of SSLC Examination 2005 were printed, to steal the question papers from the printing press and to hand them over to her.”
"The casual employee stole the question papers of the Model Examination of SSLC Examination in February 2005 and SSLC Examination of March 2005 and handed them over to Surendran at Chennai, who sent them by courier from Chennai to Bindhu Vijayan`s residence at Trivandrum," it said.
Vijayan prepared her son for the tests on the basis of the question papers, it said, adding that the boy in turn circulated their photocopies to some of his friends.
The CBI had filed the charge sheet against both the accused in April 2007 in a court here. "The court found both the accused guilty and convicted them," it added.