CID cracks TS EAMCET-2 paper leak case; accused is a repeat offendor 

The prime accused in the TS EAMCET-2 paper leak - Sakshi Post

The police were able to access the call data records of the brokers and compare them with that of the student’s parents.

Hyderabad: Police investigation has revealed that the person who was responsible for the 2014 PG Medical paper leak is also the prime accused in the recent TS EAMCET-2 paper leak. Rajgopal Reddy who was arrested by the Vijayawada police in 2014 was identified by the CID to be the brains behind the EAMCET-2 paper leak as well.

The police have arrested four people including Rajgopal Reddy in this regard. Vishnu, the owner of a consultancy firm, Ramesh a middleman and another accomplice named Tirumal Reddy are the others who were arrested by the police so far. Two others involved in the crime are currently said to be at large.

The police were able to access the call data records of the brokers and compare them with that of the student’s parents. It was found that hundreds of calls were exchanged between the two parties. Two JNTU employees, a professor and a non teaching staff were also linked through the call data records.

The police have estimated the value of the paper leak deal to be around Rs 50 crore and involving 74 students. They have submitted the investigation report to the Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

The modus operandus

Rajgopal arranged for copies of all the three sets of entrance exam papers.

Rajgopal Reddy, 63, runs a consultancy firm in Bengaluru named Usha Education. Through this firm he dealt with management quota seats in various institutions. Known to be involved in shady deals, Rajgopal already had four cases registered against him in Bengaluru.

He figured out the printing press in Delhi that had the contract to print the entrance exam papers and made a deal with his contact there. Through a consultancy firm in Hyderabad he then identified medical aspirants who had parents with deep pockets and approached them through brokers.

Every major entrance exam has multiple set of papers that are prepared for security reasons. The actual set of papers that is to be given to the examinees is decided on the day of the exam. In the case of the TS EAMCET-2 there were three sets. Rajgopal arranged for copies of all the three sets of entrance exam papers.

His customers’ children were taken to Bengaluru two days prior to the exam where they were trained on all the three sets of papers and then flown down to Hyderabad on the day of the exam.
With prior knowledge of the questions and their answers, the students were easily able to secure good ranks in the examination.


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