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Computer technician and Nine others arrested for leaking an exam paper in Mumbai University

11 people in connection with the leak are being interrogated by The Amboli police

Computer technician and Nine others arrested for leaking an exam paper in Mumbai University

Mumbai University has encountered many question paper leak cases in the past. Time and again, it has been hit by corrupt teachers and managerial staff accounting to let down not only the pride of the institution but also affecting the results thousands of other students who have had no relation with any pre-circulation of question papers.

In a recent case of a paper leak in a Kandivli-based college, a computer technician was busted after he manipulated confidential records and leaked a copy of third-year Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) examination papers and distributed to his students over a WhatsApp group.

The college authorities filed a complaint at Amboli police station when a student was caught with her mobile phone, copying from a leaked paper, inside the examination hall. Police booked the girl and her friend who allegedly sent her a copy of the leaked paper an hour before the exam under several sections of IPC including the IT Act, as told by an officer. “We first interrogated the girl which led us to an agent in Malad, who in turn, took us to two other agents. The trio then brought us to the computer technician, the mastermind of the leak”, said a police officer in an excerpt with Hindustan Times, requesting anonymity.

Police said that the computer technician was working at the college since 2008 and was aware of the fact that the university sends a password to the college principal and technical co-ordinator working in the institution. The papers are downloaded only one-and-a-half hour before the exam begins. Since the computer servers are linked, the computer technician was able to copy the saved papers from the folder and send them to his mailbox and later to the agents.

After getting the paper from the agent, a student forwarded it to a WhatsApp group of 26 others from an Andheri-based college, 15-20 minutes before the exam which started at 11 AM. The paper was further shared to a some other groups across western suburbs

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