VRO and VRA exams: High-tech copying gang busted

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High-tech-copying-gang-bustKURNOOL: A high-tech mass coping gang was busted by Nandyal police on Saturday. The gang members are allegedly planning to help candidates in VRO and VRA examinations scheduled for Sunday. They are said to have procured sophisticated electronic gadgets for copying.

The gang allegedly led by Gurvi Reddy, accused in mass copying cases, was nabbed by the police on the complaint of one Chand Pasha. Police said the gang comprising 10 members hatched a plan for mass copying in the examination. They collected money from candidates with an assurance to supply answers during the examination through specially-designed electronic gadgets. The gang used to supply answers for competitive exam via Bluetooth. They also designed special T-shirts in Delhi which have a mechanism to scan the question paper and transfer it to a centralized system where the answers are processed, and later relayed back to the candidates.

The gang members collected about Rs 1 crore from candidates.

“Acting on reliable information, we raided a place in Nandyal and confiscated laptops, smart phones, T-shirts, and Bluetooth equipment from their possession. The gang was planning to supply answers to candidates in Kurnool, Guntur, and Tirupati,” said a police official.

Police registered a case against 10 members of the gang and arrested six of them including the mastermind, Gurvi Reddy. It is also learnt that the team had engaged subject experts by paying huge amounts. Some of the experts hired are from government service.