Six persons arrested in Agra in connection with illegally evaluating answer sheets of professional courses of Choudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), Meerut, have been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.
They were produced before a local court on Sunday and sent to jail after 9,931 answer sheets were seized during a raid on a house.
The suspected kingpin of the racket RP Singh, who is the son of CCSU Registrar BL Arya, told the police during interrogation that CCSU had allotted the exam papers to Rajanikant Upadhyaya, vice-principal of Krishna Degree College in Agra, for evaluation.
Singh claimed he got the papers from Upadhyaya, the nodal officer for evaluating the papers, who however denied the charge.
The other accused in the case include Ajit, Nitesh Kumar and Parli Baijnath, all from Etah, Rakesh of Hathras and Gajendra Pratap Singh of Kasganj.
Police on Sunday recovered 9,931 answer scripts during a raid on a house in Lawyer's Colony as also from the house of Singh who could not explain how so many answer papers could be found at his residence.
Bundles of answer books were also recovered from three other places in Shahganj area of the town. Some answer scripts were also reportedly dumped into the Yamuna river and seen swept away, sources said.