Staff Reporter

Rs. 47.70 lakhs recovered

KADAPA: The Kadapa police arrested Deputy District Educational Officer of Proddatur K. Satyanarayana Murthy (54), since dismissed from service, and three teachers on the charge of committing irregularities in DSC 2006 on Wednesday and recovered Rs. 47.70 lakhs, an Ambassador car and their cell phones in a scam involving Rs. 93.60 lakhs.

The Deputy DEO allegedly collected Rs. 32 lakhs from six candidates and the police recovered Rs. 6.50 lakhs and a new Ambassador car purchased by him, Kadapa Superintendent of Police Y. Nagi Reddy told newsmen here. School assistant in Government High School for the Blind here M. Sankaraiah collected Rs. 16 lakhs from eight candidates and Rs. 13.90 lakhs was recovered from him.

Teacher in Chandramouli aided school here A. Sundaraiah collected Rs. 29.10 lakhs from 15 candidates, gave Rs. 6 lakhs to the Deputy DEO and cleared his debts of Rs. 15.50 lakhs, the SP stated.

A sum of Rs. 7.60 lakhs was recovered from him. V. Subramanyam, craft teacher in Government High School for the Blind, had collected Rs. 35.70 lakhs from 17 candidates and handed over Rs. 16 lakhs to the Deputy DEO, Mr. Nagi Reddy said, and added that Rs. 19.70 lakhs was recovered from him.

Kadapa `DSC Badhithula Sangham' president Mohd. Moulana and members Gangaraju and Hussain-- and others filed a complaint on January 8.

The Deputy DEO and three teachers were booked under Sections 420, 468 and 471 IPC read with Section 121 B Cr.PC and Section 8 of A.P. Prevention of Malpractices Act 1997, he said. They had manipulated OMR sheets of 46 Secondary Grade Teachers (Telugu) candidates in flat No. 104 in Easwar Residency Apartments at Bowenpalle, Hyderabad, by opening sealed boxes and resealing them with Re. 1 coin imprints, the SP explained.

Some 153 SGT (Telugu) candidates scored over 90 per cent marks and 40 candidates got beyond 95 per cent marks with four securing the highest marks of 97.5 per cent.

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