- The Leak: Telangana CID officials found that the TS-EAMCET-2 paper was leaked from Kapoor Printers in New Delhi.
- The Tap: The prime accused, S Rajagopal Reddy, is a well-known broker for many medical colleges in Karnataka.
- The Accusation: Telangana TD’s working president Revanth Reddy says a top TRS leader is responsible for the leak.
Like many other parents, a civil engineer from Warangal, Ravi Gundaboina, took leave earlier this year from his employers in Qatar and Oman to help his daughter prepare for the state-level EAMCET (Engineering and Medical Common Entrance Test) held on July 9.
With parents determined to see their children through medical and engineering tests, this was hardly unusual. But once the results were declared, just four days later on July 13, he found that three of the 19 students who had taken admission on June 1 in NR’s Brilliant Academy at Vijayawada, and who had gone missing a week before the test, had secured ranks highly inconsistent with their internal scores and earlier attempts.
One of them had been ranked 9,150 in AP-EAMCET, but was placed 295th in the Telangana test. Another student who had gone missing had ranked below 26,900 in the AP exam but was placed at 704 in Telangana. Similarly, the third student also ranked 904 in Telangana while in AP she had been placed below nearly 27,000 other examinees.
The engineer began voicing his apprehension of a question paper leak when he heard of one of the girls, who had gone ‘missing’, saying that they had gone to Bangalore on a “secret” trip just before the test. On July 19, deputy CM and education minister Kadiam Srihari vehemently denied Gundaboina’s allegations...