The cops busted the gang when they were planning to leak the question paper of PSI examination, which was to be held on January 13, 2019. (Representational Image)
Bengaluru: Two months after the investigation into the question paper leak of Police Sub-Inspector (PSI), Constable and BMTC Administrator requirement, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths have found that the question paper was leaked from Manipal Technologies in Manipal.
The police arrested Anil F., an employee at the Unit-1 of Manipal Technologies Printing Press, for the leak. Anil handed over the question paper to another accused Ameer Ahmed of Davangere who later handed it over to C.T. Basavaraju for Rs 55 lakh of which Rs 17 lakh was given to Anil.
The cops busted the gang when they were planning to leak the question paper of PSI examination, which was to be held on January 13, 2019.
The CCB sleuths have in all arrested 150 people in connection with the question paper leak and have recovered Rs 67.73 lakh from the accused.
The racket was busted on November 24 by the CCB, a day before the requirement examination, and one of the kingpins, Shivakumar alias Guruji, and his associate Naveen were arrested from SKS High School in Doddakudali village in Kodagu district. Along with the two accused, 117 police job aspirants, including five women, were arrested and copies of the question paper were seized from them. This had prompted the police department to postpone the exam for 2,113 posts of civil police constables.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar said on Monday that the accused collected additional money from the job aspirants for providing question papers along with answers.
The arrested candidates confessed to purchasing the question paper from Shivakumar, paying between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 8 lakh.