The answer scripts, of final year students of Women College MA Road here, which were recovered from a Maruti car after the conduct of the exams in the college have opened a Pandora's box.
The bundle of answer scripts, police officials said, were recovered from a car by a team of JK Police near TRC under jurisdiction of Police station Kralkhud during the intervening night of February 16 and 17 this year. "FIR number 01/2017 under section 379 of RPC was registered at the Police station and the accused were detained for questioning as well. During the questioning the accused admitted that they are part of a gang which fraudulently take these answer scripts out of the college premises and later write the answers of the questions asked in the examination," the Police official said.
He said the two accused, who were in possession of the answer papers, revealed that they were supposed to handover the answer sheets to one more accused "Who would deal with the writing of answers illegally."
Interestingly, the final year exams commenced in second week of January and culminated in third week of February this year. "The investigations are going on in this case and we are looking for more suspects," a senior police official said.
The Station House Officer (SHO) Kralkhud police station while talking to Greater Kashmir said, "Investigations will take time. We are questioning people in this connection."
He said the accused in this case have been released on bail but the Maruti car in which the answer papers were carried has been seized.
Meanwhile sources said the three accused have been terminated by the college authorities. "This is unfortunate as employees of the college were involved in breach of sanctity of the exams. But the three accused employees who were engaged in college on local fund were sacked after the episode came to fore," a source at Women College M A road Srinagar said.
He said the college authorities were also waiting for the Police report to take further action. "Further action in this regard will be taken after College will receive a report from Police," the source added.