Four more held in UP B.Ed exam paper leak

Last Updated: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 18:51

Lucknow: Four more persons, including the
main accused, were on Sunday arrested in connection with the
leakage of question papers of combined entrance examination
for admission in B.Ed course in Uttar Pradesh.

"While Avnesh Singh Rathore and Rajesh Kumar Yadav
were arrested from Farukkhabad, Manoj Varma and Sonu Varma
nabbed in Agra," Additional Director General of Police (law
and order) Brij Lal told reporters here.

The police had already arrested four persons from
Farukkhabad on May 4 and recovered 600 computerised and hand
written copies of question papers of general knowledge, Hindi
and English languages of the B.Ed examination scheduled to be
held on May 5.

All the four accused -- Saurabh Rathore, Brijesh Kumar
Yadav, Sanjay Dubey and Pradeep Kumar -- arrested on May 4
were taken on police remand, Lal said.

During interrogation Saurabh revealed that Avnesh
supplied the question papers, which he procured from two
persons in Agra, the ADG said.

"Avnesh, a former employee of Sahitya Bhawan
Publication of Agra, which printed the question papers, was
arrested this morning," he said, adding Manoj and Sonu were
arrested from Agra and they have admitted their crime.

Avnesh, in connivance with his former colleague Manoj
and Sonu, managed to get the papers, police said.

"Sonu, who worked in the packaging department of the
printing press, assured Avnesh and Manoj of providing the
question papers," Lal said.

The ADG said on May 1, Sonu provided a copy of the
question papers to Manoj, who further supplied it to Avnesh in
Farukkhabad.

"Avnesh later sold these question papers to many
people," he said.

"Role of Sahitya Bhawan Publication is under suspicion
and stern action would be taken against staff concerned," he
said.

He said education department and Lucknow University,
which was responsible to conduct the exam, were being
recommended to take action against the press.

"In the meantime Rajesh Kumar Yadav, owner of the
photocopy shop, where xerox copies of the question papers were
prepared, has also been arrested," Lal said, adding that the
accused arrested today would be taken on remand for detailed
interrogation.

Entrance examination of BEd was cancelled at the
eleventh hour after the leakage of the question papers.

About 6.92 lakh aspirants were slated to take up the
examination, scheduled to be held in 12 districts of the
state.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 18:51

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