EAMCET Paper leak:
The leakage of the EAMCET 2016 question papers have created a sense of restlessness and apprehension among the candidates and their guardians as they stay unsure about the implications of this incident on their examination ranks and their allotment into the state medical colleges.
Intrigued by the top ranks secured by many students who had not scored well in EAMCAT I, the students had raised doubts and staged a protest demanding an official probe into the situation by EAMCET authority. They were supported by student groups like AISF (All India Students Federation), ASFI (Activists of Student Federation of India) and several other groups.
Following certain reports and allegations regarding the leakage of the question papers from the media and the students and their guardians, the JNTU officials have decided to delve deeper into the matter and carry out a thorough investigation.
Already 20 brokers who had facilitated the EAMCET paper leak had been arrested by the CID and attempts were ongoing to arrest other middlemen and accused. Recently, the Telangana CID has arrested 5 more brokers, which includes a practicing orthopedician, named Dr. Kota Gangadhar Reddy.
According to reports, he had taken a total of 11 students to Shirdi camp, where the students were handed two sets of leaked EAMCETII papers to practice. The other accused broker was Venkata Dass, who had taken 4 students to Kolkata and helped them practice from 2 sets of leaked question papers. The names of the other three brokers arrested are J Ramakoteswara Rao, who works in a Distance Education Study centre in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Khaja Moizuddin and Mohd Abdul Rahaman Ali, the two of them from the Nalgonda district of Telangana.
Reports have revealed that prior to two or three days before the EAMCET II exam date, the students were taken to camps set up at around 5 places, where the brokers had helped them practice with the leaked papers along with the correct answers.
JNTU REQUESTS CID INVESTIGATIONS
The JNTU officials have responded to the situation by requesting the Director General of Police of Telangana to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Furthermore, the Departmental Chief Minister of Telangana has also ordered a departmental inquiry to get a proper justification of the complaints raised by the students.