Almost three weeks after officials from Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a pan shop owner from outside the Kalina University, the varsity management yesterday suspended two officers and two clerks after the ACB found them guilty of conniving with the pan shop owner in operating a money-for-marks racket.
ACB officials had arrested Arun Munappa Salian (40), owner of Bhawani Pan Shop, on June 26. The arrest was made after he demanded Rs 65,000 from a student, who had failed her Psychology paper, to help her clear the subject during re-checking.
“As the girl did not want to pay Salian, the pan shop owner, she approached us. We laid a trap and arrested him,” said an ACB officer. Officials also searched his residence and shop, and recovered documents of 18 students. “We have sought details of these 18 students from the university, to check whether they paid Salian to clear their exams,” said an ACB officer.
Moreover, the answer sheets the officials seized during the raid appeared to be tampered with as if an eraser was used to change the marks. ACB officials are likely to question the examiner, moderator and the people who handle answer sheets tomorrow to bust other insiders involved in the racket.