SIT probe digs into accused relation with women govt employees

Update: 2023-03-22 19:07 GMT

HYDERABAD: The main accused in the TSPSC question paper leak, Pulidindi Praveen Kumar, who worked with the commission, may have trapped women by helping them to crack the exams, sources said, based on explicit content shared with contacts through his phone.

Some of the women are currently working with government departments, sources said.

The special investigation team (SIT) is now focussing its probe on these women, to check if they appeared or qualified for the Group I prelims or other TSPSC exams after they came in contact with the accused.

The SIT is also probing if there was any honey-trap angle to the case.

Sources said that officials are digging into details, such as the length of association, frequency of conversations and topics of discussion to decide whether to summon them as part of the investigation.

Initial inquiries have revealed that Praveen was in regular touch with another accused, Renuka, a government teacher, and her husband, Lavdyavath Dhakya, also a government employee. They met frequently and discussed their daily routines and movies, but nothing abnormal was found in their conversations, as per the investigation so far.

“We are handling this issue in a sensitive manner, to not affect them adversely,” an SIT official said.

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