The mastermind of the paper leak racket busted on Tuesday for the Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) exam had got a government job. Sumit, who is still absconding, was scheduled to join as SSC (audit) next month. Greed for big bucks made him organise this big racket, police said.
Sumit had arranged the photocopies of the question paper from the examination hall and handed them to his two MBA friends. The latter got it solved with the help of five teachers and then communicated the answers to the applicants sitting in examination halls across the country through mobile phones.
The crime branch had nabbed seven persons on Tuesday. On Wednesday, a team was sent to Sumit’s native village of Bhivani in Haryana to arrest him.
“Unaware of the racket, Sumit’s family was making preparations for his impending marriage. Sumit used to live in Dwarka and had told his family that he was a teacher,” a police officer said. More people are likely to be arrested once the police lay their hands on Sumit.
“Because he arranged for the photocopies of the paper, it is obvious that some insider helped him procure those papers. We need Sumit to track this insider,” the officer added. Meanwhile, police have written to the EPFO, asking for details of 24 students whose admit cards were recovered from the arrested persons.
They want to know whether the students gave the paper or not. After verification, these applicants will be called for questioning. The gang had charged Rs.3.5 lakh to Rs.7 lakh from these candidates, police said. At the time of deal, the candidates were asked to carry mobile phones to the examination centre at their own risk.