RU paper leaks: professors, faculty members of private colleges arrested
SOG nabs eight people.
Jaipur: The special operations group (SOG) busted a network of Rajasthan University professors involved in papers leaks and arrested nine people on Monday. Those arrested include geography HOD JP Jat and commerce college professor Govind Pareek, a retired professor, teaching faculty of some private colleges situated near Jaipur, and an employee of a publishing house.
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Among the arrested is also a father-son duo who used to buy papers from RU professors and distribute them in the market. The arrests have given credentials to speculations that frequent paper leaks were an inside job.
According to ADG, SOG Umesh Mishra, following people have been arrested in connection with RU paper leaks:
- Rajasthan University’s geography department head (HoD) JP Jat,
- Commerce College examination convener Govind Pareek,
- Government College Khajuvala professor NS Modi,
- Modi’s son Nipun Modi,
- SSG Pareek Girls College Chomu’s Shambhudayal Jhalani,
- Kalicharan Sharma from Agrsen College Bhadara,
- an employee of Ramesh Book Depot Sharad,
- Retired RU professor BL Gupta
- Nandlal Saini, a employee of RU’s secrecy branch
The SOG launched an investigation when four exams including MCom (Final), BA final geography first paper of Rajasthan University, BA final geography second paper and MA (previous) SBST paper second were leaked. The first paper was conducted by the Bikaner University, while the remaining three were conducted by Rajasthan University. Four different cases had been registered in this regard.
Retired professor BL Gupta had prepared the BA final year geography (first paper). Jat got all the questions from Gupta and leaked the paper, according to SOG officials. JP Jat was also involved in leaking the second paper also.
An SOG team picked geography HoD Jat from his house situated in Malviya Nagar’s posh Model Town area in a hushed up manner, leading to rumours that he had been kidnapped. The policemen were in plainclothes and took him away after leaving a piece of paper with a phone number written on it with the family members. A tenant living in Jat’s house informed all police and relatives that the professor had probably been kidnapped.
In a coordinated operation, accused were arrested almost simultaneously from different places to ensure that none of them could evade arrest and had time to disappear.
Rajasthan University’s examination system came under scanner when several examination papers were leaked recently. The subjects included geography, science and commerce. Physical chemistry paper of Bachelor of Science (BSc) second year was leaked twice within a week. The RU administration cancelled the paper when it leaked for the first on March 22. The exam was conducted again on March 30, but the paper soon circulated through WhatsApp a day before the exam was to take place. The questions in the actual exactly matched with the questions in the leaked paper.
The RU admonition washed its hands off the fiasco by registering FIRs with Gandhi Nagar police station. Sources said that SOG launched an investigation after the possibility of an organized gang came up during preliminary investigation.