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Telangana cancels EAMCET-2, to hold fresh exam for medical admissions

india Updated: Jul 29, 2016 22:32 IST

According to CID’s preliminary investigation, at least 69 students appearing in the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET-2) benefitted from the leak.(Hindustan Times file photo for representation)

The Telangana government on Friday decided to cancel TS EAMCET-II 2016 in the wake of leakage of the question paper and hold fresh exam for admission to the medical courses in the state.

The decision was taken by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao after the CID submitted its report.

The chief minister took the decision at a meeting with some cabinet colleagues, Director General of Police Anurag Sharma and other top officials.

More than 50,000 students had appeared in TS EAMCET-II held on July 9 but doubts about the leakage of question paper were raised with average students bagging top ranks.

Read: EAMCET-2 paper leak: Telangana CID arrests ‘kingpin’, three others

Following persistent demands by a section of students and their parents, the government ordered a CID inquiry.

The CID so far arrested three brokers, who allegedly conducted practice for some students in Pune, Bengaluru and other cities with leaked question papers.

The investigators believe 100 students benefited from the leakage of question papers and the persons involved collected Rs 15 crore from these students.