BMS paper leak accused likely to sit for exam today

Updated: 20 November, 2017 09:50 IST | Asif Rizvi | Mumbai

If approved by the court, police officers would escort the students to their respective exam centres and take them back into custody later

After the lawyer of the arrested students in the BMS paper leak case argued that they should be allowed to sit for their exams on Monday, the Amboli police said that they would give them permission only if the court approves of it. The students would then be escorted by police officers to the exam centre and taken back into custody later.

Kalpesh Bagul
Kalpesh Bagul

Meanwhile, taking a step further in the case, the cops arrested three more people in connection with the paper leak on Sunday. Investigation revealed that Kalpesh Bagul, the computer technician of a Kandivali-based college, emailed the question paper to another accused in the case, Irfan Khatri. He was arrested along with two other students on Saturday night. Khatri works for an online portal of movie tickets.

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Papers emailed
Police sources said that Bagul had emailed a total of nine papers, for each of which he was paid Rs 2,000-3,000. It has been learnt that Bagul allegedly emailed the papers to Khatri, who sold them to students for Rs 10,000 each.

The money was paid to him either through cash or online transactions. Speaking to mid-day, a police officer said, "While scanning the cell phones of the accused who were arrested earlier, we got to know about the role of the other three. All 13 of them were produced before the court on Sunday and sent to police custody for a day."

He further said, "We are waiting for the court order. If the court gives permission, then the students will be allowed to sit for the exam on Monday."

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BMS question paper on cellphone
The matter came to light when a student of Andheri's MVM College of Commerce was caught with a mobile phone, which had a photo of last Thursday's Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) examination question paper, inside the exam hall. After this the Mumbai University had sent a team to the school to check the details and had also directed the school authorities to file a police complaint in the matter. Thereafter, the Amboli cops were informed about it and an FIR was registered. Following this, 10 people were arrested in the case on Friday.

Rs 2k-Rs 3k
Total amount that Bagul took for forwarding each paper

Rs 10k
Total amount Khatri sold each paper for

First Published: 20 November, 2017 09:44 IST

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