The University of Mumbai on Wednesday caught two of its temporary staff trying to steal engineering answer papers from the university's central assessment centre at Kalina. The duo had tied eight answer papers to their legs and was walking out when the security caught them. The answer sheets were of the recently concluded first-year engineering exam.
“We have handed them over to the BKC police and requested them to take strict action,” said Vilas Shinde, controller of examinations, Mumbai University. “When I looked at the answer sheets, I saw that there was some identification marks on them, which the people who tried to steal the papers could recognise. That is why we suspect a bigger racket.”
Additional commissioner of police (west region) Vishwas Nangare-Patil confirmed the incident. “We have detained two men, however, their identity cannot be revealed now as we have not arrested them,” he said.
The Bandra-Kurla Complex police said that following a complaint from the authorities at the Kalina campus, the two were brought to the police station. They will be booked under section 381 (theft by an employee) of the Indian Penal Code.