The Haryana Police on Tuesday informed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that the question papers for the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), held on Sunday, has been leaked.
A police team from the state also raided a shop in Delhi, from where the police suspect the accused bought the engineered vests used to cheat in the exam. Police have seized documents and articles from the shop but are yet to question its owner.
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Delhi Police said the shop — Action India Security — is located in the electronics market in Patel Nagar in Central Delhi.
“It was not an authorised shop, but no one has ever taken action against it,” Parminder, a shopkeeper, said.
The range of spy cameras available at the shop is vast and costs between Rs 800 and
Rs 50,000, police said.
The Rohtak police had on Monday busted a gang of four people and recovered the answer key to 90 questions of the AIPMT exam, for which three lakh students had appeared across the country. Police had on Monday declared that the test papers had been leaked. Of the four arrested, police have identified two as BDS doctors Sanchit and Bhupender, one as second-year MBBS student Ravi Kumar and the fourth as Rajesh.
As part of the probe, the recovered answer key will now be tallied with questions in the test paper. “If the answer key and questions match, it will be a water-tight case for the prosecution,” an investigating police official said.
“I spoke with the controller, CBSE, today and informed them about the AIPMT case. The CBSE authorities have assured us full cooperation. We have constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) that will headed by DSP-rank officer, Amit Bhatia, to continue with investigations,” Rohtak SP Shashank Anand said.
Police, meanwhile, are yet to locate the kingpin of the racket, Roop Singh Dangi, who allegedly supplied the answer keys to the four accused.
In all, the four-member gang had allegedly accepted money from nine students who appeared in the AIPMT exam. Police said that Dangi had previously been arrested for the HTET exam leak in Sonepat. He had spent a few months in jail before being released on bail.
He had been posted as a sub-inspector in the cooperative department and had lost his job because of his arrest in the HTET case.
“So far there had been no further arrests. As far as the role of nine students allegedly involved, the SIT is investigating and will decide on their fate,” SP Shashank Anand said.