Hyderabad: CID officials are questioning the relatives and friends of middleman Thirumal Rao in Nalgonda district in the Eamcet-2 question paper leak case.
CID teams are questioning a few suspects from Miryalaguda, Kodad and Suryapet. Officials have zeroed in on the parents of two students in Suryapet and suspected that they procured the question paper from a middleman from Khammam. A source said that Thirumal Rao’s son was also being questioned.
“The accused acted as a middleman between the prime accused Rajagopal Reddy and the parents of students. Based on call data records, we suspect that he sold the question papers to his relatives and close friends,” the source said.
“We suspect that as many as 300 persons purchased the papers from Thirumal Rao. He and another middleman prepared students for the test,” he said.
The official said Thirumal Rao had collected between Rs 20 lakh and Rs 40 lakh from each parent.
So far, officials have identified 25 students from Nalgonda district based on the call data records of Thirumal Rao; most are said to be his relatives. The investigation revealed that the students and parents were sent to Bengaluru to practise, and to meet prime suspect Rajagopal Reddy.
Officials found half-a-dozen teachers, a coordinator of a distance education centre and a liquor businessman from Nalgonda district were having connections with the scam.
As Kodad has links with question paper leak cases earlier and Miryalaguda has fake certificate cases, CID teams are concentrating on these areas....