21 suspects arrested for leaking Army Exam paper
The crime branch of Thane police took an immediate action by conducting raids after they became aware of the question paper leak of an army recruitment exam. Police in Pune, Panaji and Nagpur arrested 21 suspects related to the question paper leak. The exam centres where the test got cancelled include Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Kamptee, Ahmednagar, Goa and Kirkee.
A senior paramilitary officer and a retired army officer and were among those detainees who were held responsible for leaking the papers.
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Sources from both Army and Police say that the original question papers set by the army recruitment board matched with the leaked question papers. The leaked question papers were being circulated via messages in cell phones. The exam is usually conducted for hiring candidates for the posts of soldiers including soldier clerk, soldier strongman and soldier tradesman.
Nine suspects were also arrested in Nagpur with one of them who was previously involved in another case of paper leak. Three people, including a BSF jawan, were arrested in Goa. Nine other suspects were arrested in Pune along with seven other people who were agents and drivers. The police caught the other two suspects, Phaltan academy director and the lance naik at a multi- purpose hall in Phursungi, Hadapsar. The two suspects were found reading out questions to the beneficiaries. Police later found out that the lance naik had acquired the leaked papers through someone from Nagpur.
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Over 21 candidates in Pune were questioned and then released by the police after they were found memorising all the answers to the questions from the leaked paper. More than 200 students related to the exam paper leak have been taken into custody for questioning. The exam papers were allegedly given to these students by those people who run coaching classes including army employees. Further investigation will be conducted based on the evidences found by the army and the police.