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PESHAWAR: The city police on Monday claimed to have arrested two prime suspects of leaking question paper of medical and dental colleges’ entry test conducted by the Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency (Etea) last month.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had on August 25 announced to cancel the test taken on August 19 and hold it afresh after an investigation by the Intelligence Bureau had confirmed the paper leak.

SSP Investigation Nisar Khan told reporters at the Malik Saad police lines that earlier they had arrested six suspects on charges of leaking Etea paper.

He identified the accused as Hazrat Ali, Jamil, Pir Fazl Wahab, Izat Khan, Mehmood and Rehmatullah. He said that following the investigation, the accused identified two main culprits, who played key role in leaking the paper.

SSP Nisar said that Sajid, a driver at the testing agency, and peon Mohammad Ishaq were responsible for leaking the paper. He said that they received Rs4 million for leaking the paper. He said that the accused stole keys of testing agency’s secrecy room and director offices and made their duplicates and managed to leak the paper.

The police officer said that both the accused later provided the paper to large number of candidates and received money for it. He said that they had recovered Rs900,000 in cash and a cheque of Rs3.2 million from the suspects.

He said that police were investigating the case. The Etea has rescheduled the entry test for Sept 23.

Published in Dawn, September 11th, 2018