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Three more arrested in PSC paper leakage scam

DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent

Published on: May 17, 2023 | Updated on: May 17, 2023

 The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Hyderabad city police investigating the TSPSC question paper leakage scam arrested three more persons

HYDERABAD: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Hyderabad city police investigating the TSPSC question paper leakage scam arrested three more persons on Tuesday.

With Tuesday’s arrest, the arrests in the scam so far have reached 30, since it came to light in March.

The arrested are Raviteja, working as an assistant accounts officer in the Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s Bengaluru branch, a mediator Shashidhar and another candidate identified as Kranti, to whom Shashidhar has supplied the paper.

Raviteja purchased the question paper from the Khammam native couple Sai Louki and his wife Sushmitha, who are already arrested.

Raviteja and Sushmitha knew each other from a private coaching centre which they had attended in the past. The couple purchased the DAO question paper from the main accused Pulidindi Praveen for Rs 6 lakh, but sold the same to Raviteja for double the price.

Shashidhar is a distant relative of another mediator Muralidhar who was arrested a few days ago. From Muralidhar, Shashidhar obtained the paper and supplied it to his relative Kranti for AEE entrance.

Officials associated with the investigation said they are verifying the details of the arrested trio and it might lead to more arrests.