The special operations group (SOG) of Rajasthan police on Monday arrested eight people, including two professors of the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur, for their involvement in leaking graduate and postgraduate commerce and geography exam papers.
The SOG, through technical and physical verification of a tip-off, worked on the case for several days before zeroing in on the teachers in one of the state’s biggest paper leak cases.
SOG additional director general of police (ADG) Umesh Mishra said that the group also arrested Government College in Khajuwala’s principal NS Modi for getting the M.Com. (final) question paper for the exam held on April 5. Modi got the paper for his son, Nipun, who has also been arrested.
Shambhu Jayal Jhalani, a lecturer at SSG Pareek Girls College, Chomu (Jaipur), had set the commerce paper. Govind Pareek, professor of accountancy and business statistics at the University of Rajasthan, leaked it to NS Modi for his son.
SOG inspector general of police MN Dinesh said three papers of Jaipur University and one of Bikaner University were also leaked this month. Two geography exam papers of BA (III) and one of MA (previous) in accountancy and business statistics were leaked in Jaipur and the commerce paper of M Com (final) leaked in Bikaner.
SOG arrested Jagdish Prasad Jat, who is the head of geography department at the University of Rajasthan, for leaking papers to his favourite students. The paper was set by BL Gupta, a retired professor of geography at the university. The exams were held on April 10 and 12.
The SOG is also interrogating an employee of the secrecy wing of the University of Rajasthan suspecting his role in the leaks.
SOG sleuths have also laid their hands on some more people who may be involved in the leak of B.Com. (III) paper in Bandikui, Dausa. Dinesh said they are being brought to Jaipur for interrogation.