The Criminal Investigation Department has apprehended a maths lecturer, a realtor and a junior engineer in connection with the II PU chemistry paper leakage case.
The police said K.M. Muralidhar (52), a maths lecturer who runs a coaching centre in Jalahalli, has ties with the prime accused Shivakumar.
The police said that realtor B. Anil Kumar, who was associated with Muralidhar, had arranged for extra coaching classes with key answers at his house for students who paid more money for the leaked paper.
Another accused, K.S. Ranganath, a junior engineer at the Public Works Department office in K.R. Circle, had procured the question paper for his son from Rudrappa, a PWD manager, who had been arrested earlier.
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A senior officer said that Muralidhar procured the leaked paper from Shivakumar a day before the exam. While he allegedly sold it for around Rs. 5,000 per paper, he arranged for special coaching to those who were willing to pay extra.
The coaching had been arranged in Anil Kumar’s house in Ullala. Meanwhile, Manjunath, Obalaraju and Rudrappa have been remanded under judicial custody till April 27. Muralidhar, Anil Kumar and Ranganath been taken into custody for questioning till April 18. The police is on a manhunt for Shivakumar, his son Dinesh and nephew Kiran.
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