Hyderabad: Two more persons were arrested by Telangana CID in connection with the leak of EAMCET-II question paper, taking the number of those held in the case to eight.
"Two brokers, Gudipalli Chandra Shekhar Reddy of Medak district in Telangana and Shaik Shakeera, native of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh were arrested by the CID today," an official release said.
"Chandra Sekhar Reddy secured four students and Shaik Shakeera secured two students. On the night of July 7, all the six aspirants were taken to Kolkata by air by Chandra Sekhar Reddy and three other brokers," it said.
In Kolkata, the students were made to practise two leaked TS EAMCET-II-2016 (Medical) entrance examination question papers at a hotel room.
Later, they all were returned to Hyderabad on the night of July 8 by air, the release by CID said.
Reddy collected signed blank cheques and copies of SSC and Inter Certificates of the six aspirants and gave them to a broker who conducted the practice camp in a hotel room at Kolkata, it said.
"Efforts are going on to apprehend the other brokers and the accused in the question paper leak case," the CID said.
On July 25, the CID had 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, after it found in its preliminary inquiry that there was prima facie a case for registering an FIR.
Investigation also revealed that those appearing for EAMCET-II-2016 (Medical) examination in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were taken to camps set up in at least five cities about two to three days prior to the exam and given practice with the leaked copies of two question papers consisting of 320 questions with correct answers, the CID had said.
At a review meeting held here on Tuesday, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was informed by CID officials that Delhi turned out to be the centre for leak and there were 34 brokers, who conspired to sell the paper and as many as 200 parents were in touch with the brokers to buy the 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.
According to reports, some candidates who got a rank in thousands in Andhra Pradesh EAMCET had got a rank below 500 in Telangana EAMCET-II.
In the wake of question paper leakage, the Telangana government on Tuesday announced the cancellation of EAMCET-II examination and the retest will be held on September 11.