The Mumbai crime branch, which is probing the TYBCom paper leak case, on Thursday recovered cash from the homes of the accused, which a student had allegedly given them as payment for the question papers. The student had allegedly sold the same papers to others for a profit.
The police have also recovered a photocopy of the leaked Human Resource paper from the two accused.
The police had earlier arrested Rajendra Borhade, 43, a Thane resident, Vishal More, 21, a student of Agarwal college and a Kalyan resident, Pratik Mehta, 21, a student of Birla college and a Kalyan resident and one Rajkumar Mishra. While Borhade worked as a clerk in Kalyan's KM Agarwal College, Mishra was working as an IT coordinator there.
According to police sources, Rs9,000 was recovered from Borhade's home. "More had given him this money for the papers. But since Borhade was charging Rs3,000 for a paper, the additional Rs6,000 makes us suspect that more papers could have been leaked," said a crime branch source.
He added that Rs4,000 was recovered from More's residence. "We have also got an independent witness who is a student. He told us that he had paid More Rs4,000 for three papers," said the officer.
The police had on Tuesday recorded the statement of Agarwal college's principal Anita Manna and 15 students. The police has also alleged that Standard Operation Procedure was not followed properly by the college.
Agarwal college to remain centre: MU
The Mumbai university on Thursday issued a show cause notice to KM Agarwal College in Kalyan for its alleged involvement in the leak of TYBCom's Human Resource Management paper on April 4. However, the university has decided that the college will continue to remain a centre for the ongoing examination. A two-member committee convened by dean of the commerce faculty Madhu Nair will look into the services, technical lab, e-delivery system, technical staff, chief conductor and supervisors at the college