A professor and a lecturer were questioned by the Mumbai crime branch on Wednesday in connection with the Mumbai university paper leak case. The police are also preparing a list of students who bought and sold the question papers.
“We have questioned professor Archana Thakare, 41, and lecturer Kavita Yadav, 31, from Konkan Gyanpeeth Engineering College, Karjat,” said joint commissioner of police, crime, Himanshu Roy.
Thakare, who was supposed to set the first year question paper for the Basic Electrical and Electronic Engineering exam held on May 26, passed on the job to her colleague Kavita Yadav, police officials said.
“After Thakare received the paper from Yadav, she gave it for scanning to Sachin Lad, a lab assistant, as per procedure,” they said. “Lad, however, took a photo copy and then sold it to another lab assistant, Vivek Gaikwad.”
Lad and Gaikwad were arrested on Tuesday.
The crime branch is probing the complicity of Thakare and Yadav in the case.