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IIM-K: Probe begins into alleged tampering of CAT 2002 results

The investigations with regard to the alleged tampering began following a complaint from IIM-K,police said.

Police have registered a case and seized a computer hard disc from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Kozhikode in connection with the alleged tampering of results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) held in October-November last year by all the IIMs in the country.

The investigations with regard to the alleged tampering began following a complaint from IIM-K,police said.

Kummamangalam Police recently registered a case under sect 65 (tampering of computer source documents) IT Act,sect 406 (breach of trust) and sect 420 (cheating) and 120 B (conspiracy) of IPC.

Investigators seized the hard disc of the computer from IIM-K which was being used by the representative of Web Weavers,a lucknow-based company with its headquarters in the US. The disc has been sent to the forensic science laboratory

at Thiruvananthapuram,Kummamangalam Circle Inspector Prakashan Padanyil told PTI.

Prof S S S Kumar of IIM-K,the convenor of 2012 CAT Examinations,had also been questioned,he said.

The institute had entrusted Prometric,a US-based multi-national company,with the conduct and evaluation of the examination. The results were handed over to Web weavers,which manages CAT website http://www.catiim.in.

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Police said the marks of at least 80 students,who took the CAT,are suspected to have been tampered with or altered which led to increased scores.