Andhra: LIC exam paper leaked; five arrested

Last Updated: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 22:28

Hyderabad: Police on Sunday busted an inter-
state racket and apprehended five persons including a high
school teacher of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly leaking out the
question paper of an all-India recruitment examination for the
post of LIC`s assistant administrative officer.

Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of Commissioner`s Task
Force (West Zone) nabbed them in the early hours after raiding
a house in Gandhi Nagar here and seized question papers of the
exams which were to be held, six mobile phones and Rs 6,000
cash from their possession, Task Force Deputy Commissioner of
Police VB Kamalasan Reddy said.

The accused identified as Yogeshwar Kumar Rao alias
Yogiraj, a high school teacher from Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh,
Palvai Ashok Kumar, B Anna Rao, Perla Srinivas and Gudla
Srinivas (all agents from Andhra Pradesh), were charging Rs 7
lakh from each candidate for providing the leaked question
paper, Reddy said.

Prime accused Yogiraj got the question paper from his
childhood friend Lal Bahadur, a resident of Lucknow on
February 23 and Bahadur got it from his relative Dindayal, a
native of Noida who is working in a printing press, he said.

"Yogiraj contacted his main agent Ashok Kumar and came
to Hyderabad on February 25 and along with Ashok and his agent
Anna Rao went to Vijayawada yesterday where Perla Srinivas and
Gudla Srinivas procured some of the prospective candidates,
who were appearing this examination," Reddy said, adding that
apart from selling question papers in Hyderabad, Yogiraj also
contacted some of his known agents in Vijayawada and given
question papers to them.

"This gang had also leaked out question papers of
Kendriya Vishwa Vidyalaya teachers` recruitment which was held
on February 11 and 12," he said.

The gang members used to keep original certificates of
the candidates till money was paid. For posts like AAO in LIC
they collect Rs 7 lakh from each candidate. A day ahead of the
examination they will provide question paper to them and keep
them in a secluded place.

After appearing in the examination, candidates had to
pay Rs 1 lakh and Rs 6 lakhs after the final selection, he
explained.

"We tallied the seized question paper of an all-India
examination for the post of AAO of LIC with the original
question paper with the help of Shaik Suleman, Deputy General
Manager, EDCIL (India) Ltd, Noida, who is the in-charge for
conducting the exam in Hyderabad and they were found to be the
same," Reddy said.

Yogiraj got the question paper from the press where it
was printed and passed on them to his agents. The agents
established contact with the prospective candidates who were
appearing the examinations by going to coaching centres, the
DCP said.

The arrested accused persons along with seized
material were handed over to the Central Crime Station (a wing
of Hyderabad Police) for further action, Reddy said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 22:28

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