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14 arrested in Mumbai varsity exam papers leak case

Fourteen persons, including two professors of a college, four Mumbai University peons and five students, have been arrested in connection with the leak of three engineering exam question papers set up by the University last month, police said today.

The papers of Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering (BEEE)- for ATKT (allowed to keep term) students held on May 26, Applied Physics-II and Maths-II paper for first-year students of Mumbai varsity held on May 23 and May 18 respectively were leaked hours before the scheduled examinations. However, the exams were held as per the schedule.


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The arrested accused were identified as Milind Lad and Shreekand More -- professors at Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering at Karjat -- and Sachin Lad, Vivek Gaikwad -- lab assistants at Konkan Gyanpeeth and Yadavrao Tasgaonkar Institute of Engineering and Technology respectively.

The other arrested accused are Paresh Tendulkar, Vikas Ujjainwala, Premchand Kamble, Bharat Singh, Ganesh Jadhav -- first four are peons at Mumbai University and Jadhav works as peon in a private school -- and Shadaab Raut, Anirudh Musale, Gaurav Talekar, Kiran Labde and Sunil Mohite-- all five are students, who were not examinees.

Some of the accused were arrested yesterday, while others were held today, police said adding that the accused were today produced before a local court, which remanded them in police custody till June 8.

Following the media reports of question papers leak, Deputy Registrar of Mumbai University has lodged complaint with city police, following which, the crime branch started probing the matter.  

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