A gang involved in leaking question papers of junior accountant exam, had hired teachers and experts to solve the papers and dictate the answers to candidates in the examination centres, an investigator said on Friday.
Interrogations of the accused involved in the leaking out question papers of the junior accountant examination 2013, have revealed that answers were dictated to candidates over bluetooth devices, said additional director general of police (special operations group) Alok Tripathi.
The accused have revealed that the questions papers were often leaked by invigilators at the examination centres through devices fitted with spy cameras, he said. “The role of those who leaked the question papers and those who solved them was being investigated. The gang operated in a very professional manner.”
He further said that the papers were solved at three locations in the state and answers were “dictated” to candidates sitting in the examination centres. The gang used bluetooth devices to relay the answers to the candidates, who had bluetooth receptors, he said. “The candidates, who paid for paper leak, were provided bluetooth devices to listen to the answers. The devices did not require a mobile phone and acted only as receiver.”
The special operations group (SOG), which investigates organised crime and economic offences, busted the gang last week when it arrested two persons Varun Verma, 30, and his accomplice Sadanand Saroj, 30, from Delhi.
The SOG sleuths got vital information about the modus operandi from Jagdish Vishnoi, the main accused in the paper leak case, who was arrested on September 30.
Vishnoi told the investigators that he bought a bluetooth device for Rs 80,000 from a Delhi-based company--Spy India Private Limited-- and got a paper leaked with help of an invigilator at an exam centre.
A candidate or an invigilator at the examination centre used to “take photo of the question paper on a spy camera fitted on the cuff of a shirt or a T-shirt, which was connected to an Android Smartphone. The paper leaked out of the exam centre through a “drop box application. The leaked questions were distributed through e-mails or WhatsApp to a team of six to eight teachers who solved the paper.
According to SOG officials, the accused charged Rs 2 lakh from each candidate while the whole kit for leaking paper cost them Rs 1.5 lakh.