The Mumbai police crime branch has questioned 25 students as part of its probe into two engineering exam paper leaks last month and are on the verge of a breakthrough in the case,sources said on Friday.
We are close to making a breakthrough,but are playing it safe as examinations are still on and we do not want to jeopardise the careers of students. However,we have already questioned around 25 students so far.
We are zeroing in on the student who got access to the papers first,so that the source of the leak can be identified, said a crime branch officer,who did not wish to be named.
Crime branch sources said poor security measures led to the paper leaks.During our investigations,it became apparent that there were lax security measures for keeping the papers confidential.
We are also probing if any other paper was leaked, the officer added.
The crime branch had identified some students as prime suspects. One of the students got access to one of the question papers before appearing for the exam. However,instead of memorising the answers,he wrote them down on a sheet of paper which he carried with him to the examination centre. He was caught by invigilators for copying, the officer said.
The two engineering papers Basic Electricals and Electronics Engineering for ATKT students held on May 26 and Applied Physics-II paper for first-year students conducted on May 23 were leaked hours before the scheduled time of the exams.