Cops re-arrest Poona College junior clerk

Jan 30, 2013, 08:25 IST | Sandip Kolhatkar

The ongoing investigation in the alleged re-evaluation scam at the University of Pune took an interesting turn, as Chatushrungi police once again arrested the junior clerk of Poona College, Salim Shaikh

Earlier, Cantonment police had arrested Salim after Gaus Shaikh, who was arrested in the ghostwriting-examination issue, spilled the beans.

“Though Salim was arrested earlier by the Cantonment police, we have once again apprehended him as during the investigation of three junior clerks of UoP’s examination department, his role surfaced,” said API Mahesh Bolkotgi of Chatushrungi police station, who is also an investigating officer in the case.

He said that after Gaus was arrested in October last year and during the interrogation, he confessed all and revealed that apart from running the ghostwriting racket, he also operated another racket in which he used to give the roll numbers of some failed students to Salim Shaikh, who used his links in the examination department of the university to ensure 21 students were passed in the subjects they had failed in during the re-evaluation process.

He said that they will now interrogate him and try to find out whether he along with three other junior clerks of UoP had increased some other students marks while running the racket.

Two held with fake class XII question papers
Officials of the anti-dacoity cell arrested two students who were allegedly found preparing fake question papers of class 12 examination, which is slated to take place in March. The suspects arrested have been identified as Suresh Khetre and Karan Sharma both are originally from Latur. They were arrested from Sangavi on Tuesday evening.

“We were patrolling in the area where we found two youths distributing some papers. However their movements were suspicious,” said PI Satish Gowekar of ADC.

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