IIM-K: Probe begins into alleged tampering of CAT 2002 results

Police have registered a case and seized a computer hard disc from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Kozhikode in connection with the alleged tampering of results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) held in October-November last year by all the IIMs in the country.

The investigations with regard to the alleged tampering began following a complaint from IIM-K, police said.

Kummamangalam Police recently registered a case under sect 65 (tampering of computer source documents) IT Act, sect 406 (breach of trust) and sect 420 (cheating) and 120 B (conspiracy) of IPC.

Investigators seized the hard disc of the computer from IIM-K which was being used by the representative of Web Weavers, a lucknow-based company with its headquarters in the US. The disc has been sent to the forensic science laboratory

at Thiruvananthapuram, Kummamangalam Circle Inspector Prakashan Padanyil told PTI.

Prof S S S Kumar of IIM-K, the convenor of 2012 CAT Examinations, had also been questioned, he said.

The institute had entrusted Prometric, a US-based multi-national company, with the conduct and evaluation of the examination. The results were handed over to Web weavers, which manages CAT website www.catiim.in.

Police said the marks of at least 80 students, who took the CAT, are suspected to have been tampered with or altered which led to increased scores.

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