The Crime Branch, Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) wing of Tamil Nadu Police has arrested an engineering student, and an engineering graduate on Wednesday (19 December), reports India Today.
The two of them were arrested in connection with the recent leak of the mathematics question paper of Chennai’s Anna University,
According to a complaint filed by Controller of Examination (CoE), M Venkatesan, BTech student A Harikrishnan has been arrested along with K Suresh. On 3 December, students received the question paper of the MA6251 Mathematics of Regulations 2013, much ahead of the exam via social media.
The exam was cancelled after a complaint, after which the COE of the university filed an official complaint with the CBCID on 7 December. According to police, Suresh Kumar received a copy of the mathematics question paper from one of his relatives, who was working in the examination office. Kumar later passed the copy of the question paper to Harikrishnan, who distributed it to his friends.
PTI reported that the person who was working in the CoE’s office and allegedly leaked the paper is absconding, and the police are making efforts to catch him.
Anna University is named after former Tamil Nadu CM Late Dr CN Annadurai and was established in 1978. The university offers various higher education courses in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Applied Sciences.