The mystery of question paper leaks in various government job recruitment exams has been solved by iCentral Crime Branch. The papers were apparently stolen by a security guard from Manipal Technologies Unit Printing Press in Udupi. Anil Francis later quit his job in October 2018. He is currently working in a private company in Sharjah, UAE. He was arrested as soon as he landed in Bengaluru.
In November 2018, the question paper for a constable recruitment exam in the police force was leaked while the police also found a leak in the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) job recruitment exam. One-hundred-fifty persons have been arrested in the case, including 125 candidates appearing for the two examinations.
Ameer Ahmed is a known offender in dealing with question papers. Anil stole question papers of BMTC’s conductor exam and civil police constable exam and sold it to Ahmed, who purchased the question paper for Rs 17 lakh.
Ameer later sold the papers to CT Basavaraju in Tumakuru for Rs 55 lakh, who in turn passed the papers to the candidates appearing for the exam. The candidates paid Rs 8 lakh each for the question paper.