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SPPU leak: 2nd year student arrested in Pune

It has been confirmed by Kothrud police station that an offence has been registered against the student, a second year engineering student of MIT college, Adarsh Ravindran

pune Updated: May 28, 2018 16:56 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Police inspector(crime) Shankar Katake said that the student,Adarsh Ravindran, had been arrested under Maharashtra University Malpractices Act.(HT PHOTO )

Following the refusal to acknowledge a paper leak at Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) , Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), on Saturday eventually discovered the student behind the felony.

It has been confirmed by Kothrud police station that an offence has been registered against the student, a second year engineering student of MIT college, Adarsh Ravindran. Kothrud police will be investigating the case further. Officials of SPPU said that the student hails from Kerala and his parents are residents of Lonavla. Police Inspector(Crime) Shankar Katake said that the student had been arrested under Maharashtra University Malpractices Act.

Adarsh Ravindran, had leaked photos of the engineering mechanics paper, on Wednesday, making them viral, just after the commencement of the test. Earlier, the university had deployed a three-member committee in this regard.

“Our investigation committee found that Ravindran was 15 minutes late to the examination hall. Before putting his mobile phone into his bag, he had clicked the photos of the question paper, and shared it with some of his friends. He was appearing for a first-year paper,” said Ashok Chavan, director of examination department, SPPU.

After he was approached, Ravindran confessed to his offence and said that he had clicked the photos surreptitiously before the invigilator could notice, said Chavan.

As per the varsity officials, a detailed probe has been ordered to trace any further involvement of MIT exam centre. In case any involvement of the college comes to light, strict actions will be taken against the institute as well, they said.

First Published: May 28, 2018 16:56 IST