4 extra individuals, together with two girls candidates, have been arrested on Wednesday by Gujarat’s Sabarkantha police for his or her alleged involvement within the leaking of a query paper of an examination held on December 12 for the recruitment of presidency head clerks, mentioned a senior official.
Additionally, greater than Rs 34 lakh in money was recovered from the premises of the primary accused, Jayesh Patel, and his aide Dipak Patel, each already arrested, he mentioned.
With the newest arrest, police have to date rounded up 18 individuals concerned within the alleged crime and recovered money and different valuables price Rs 78.46 lakh from them, mentioned Sabarkantha district SP Neeraj Badgujar.
The written examination for the recruitment of 186 head clerks was carried out at centres throughout Gujarat on December 12 by the Gujarat Subordinate Service Choice Board (GSSSB), with almost 88,000 aspirants showing for the take a look at. The examination was annulled after the paper leak episode got here to mild.
Those that have been arrested on Wednesday have been recognized by the police as Danabhai Dangar, Keyur Patel, Krupali Patel and Himani Desai.
The police additionally recovered Rs 34.10 lakh in money from the premises of Jayesh Patel and his aide Dipak Patel, who have been arrested earlier, mentioned the SP.
“Whereas Dangar was concerned in buying the query paper from the supervisor of a printing press (the place it was printed), Keyur Patel helped Jayesh Patel in gathering candidates at one place to unravel the leaked paper. The 2 arrested girls candidates (Krupali Patel and Himani Desai) had appeared for the examination after buying and fixing the leaked paper from different accused a day earlier than the take a look at,” mentioned SP Badgujar.
Notably, the Gujarat authorities had on Tuesday cancelled the written take a look at within the “bigger curiosity” of almost 88,000 candidates who had appeared and introduced to carry a recent examination in March.
After the paper leak got here to mild, an FIR for dishonest (IPC part 420), felony breach of belief (409) and felony conspiracy (120-B) was lodged on the Prantij police station of Sabarkantha district every week in the past.
Police investigations have to date revealed Jayesh Patel, a local of Unchha village of Prantij taluka, and different accused individuals managed to amass the query paper from the supervisor of a printing press and offered it to over 15 candidates and in addition helped them in fixing the paper at varied areas a day earlier than the examination.
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