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Over 30 cops searched 12 locations to reach accused

New Delhi: Delhi Police used a strong team of over 30 policemen to unravel the mystery of question paper leak and scoured through more than 15 WhatsApp groups and questioned over 150 students.
It also searched for clues and the accused in 12 locations across different states. Thanks to diligent police work, the dreams of the accused to become a school principal were shattered.
Police claimed that during the investigation of Economics paper leak case, when teams reached Firozpur, Punjab, they came to know that the same module behind the leak of both the Class XII Economics and Class X Mathematics papers.
Police claimed that prime accused Rakesh Kumar wanted to be the principal of a school, with some help from his relatives, so he leaked both the two question papers.
"Both the papers were handwritten by a boy and a girl and after clicking the photos of the papers he destroyed the evidence," said an investigator.
The officer added that Rakesh then passed on the leaked papers to one of his female relatives in Firozpur through WhatsApp. However, no money trail has come out so far in the course of the investigation.
While tailing more than 15 WhatsApp groups, investigators finally got a vital clue in Firozpur, where police team reached and questioned the woman.
She told them that her relative in Una had given her the Economics paper, which led to the arrest of the three accused.
The woman was grilled again and she finally told investigators that she had also got the Maths paper, which she transferred via WhatsApp to her relatives. In Himachal Pradesh, a police team raided more than four places and arrested the accused early morning.
A team of more than 30 policemen, consisting five ACPs and six inspectors, visited more than 12 districts of different states and questioned more than 150 students.
Police teams conducted raids in Karnal, Narnaul and Jhajjar. Crime Branch SIT was led by Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar and two DCPs Dr G Ramgopal Naik and Joy Tirkey.
Police claimed that the accused had used handwritten question papers to dodge police, so that no one comes to know about the handwriting and it would become tough for cops to reach the source of the question paper leak.
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