The Mumbai Police on Saturday arrested eight University of Mumbai staff members for running an “answer-sheet racket” for years. The police said the staff members would provide engineering students with their answer sheets after an exam was done, and return the sheets back to the official registers once the students had worked on them at home. The students would usually get 24 hours to rewrite their answers and give the the sheets back to the staff member, along with a hefty payment for the exchange.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone VI) said they eight accused were produced before a local court and remanded in police custody till May 25. The police said an informer led them to the address of one of the accused, and they found several answer sheets for a May 11 exam there. The accused, who is also a student at the university, confessed to the racket, the police added. The answer sheets of 92 students were seized during the raid. The police said that while these students would not be arrested, they would be named on the chargesheet as beneficiaries.