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SOG to use student leaders as prosecution witnesses in paper leak case!

SOG already has taped conversations among professors and other accused.

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April 29, 2017, 6:04 pm

RU paper leak case

Jaipur: Special operations group (SOG) will likely use students who were involved in circulating examination papers through WhatsApp as prosecution witnesses to make their case against professors and other arrested accused stronger.

While investigating the Rajasthan University paper leak case, SOG seized cell phones of the accused arrested in the matter and studied the call detail records and communication of social media channels.

SOG already has taped conversations among professors and other accused, particularly coaching owners and employees of the RU’s secrecy cell.

When SOG tried to get the details of communication on WhatsApp, the agency found that they had been deleted from the phone books. They have now sent the cell phones to forensic laboratory to retrieve these communications.

It has come up during preliminary investigation that papers were circulated through WhatsApp. Many student leaders also received papers on WhatsApp and circulated them to students in order to gain popularity for student elections.

SOG may find it difficult to prosecute hundreds of students who received and circulated these papers, so the agency will use them as prosecution witnesses to establish a chain of communication.

A total of 19 people have been arrested since SOG busted a network of RU professors, college lecturers and employees of RU secrecy cell on April 18.

Those arrested so far in the matter include Rajasthan University’s geography department head (HoD) JP Jat, Commerce College professor Govind Pareek,   Retired RU professor BL Gupta,    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 and one Sharad who is an employee of Ramesh Book Depot.

First published: April 26, 2017