SHIMLA: Investigation into leaked police recruitment exam documents case found organized gangs from Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana linked to each other conscripted their agents in the printing presses of North India from where they managed to leak the question papers days before the exam and then sell it to the candidates with the help of agents and coaching centers.
DGP Sanjay Kundu said that paper leakage is becoming the big organized crime in the country, it is necessary to have a printing press with infallible arrangements and this issue has already been brought to the attention of central agencies.
Speaking to the media here on Monday, DGP Kundu and DIG Madhusudan, who heads the SIT, said the investigation is continuing and no clear signal has been given to any officer or employee in the matter. . Madhusudan said if the role of any officer or employee is discovered in this case, he will not be spared regardless of the position held.
Kundu said that given the volume of paper leak cases reported in different states, a high-security government printing press is needed to stop the practice.
So far, 171 defendants have been arrested in this case, including 91 from Kangra district, 23 from mandi20 of Solan, three each of Kulu, Chamba and the districts of Bilaspur, 15 of Hamirpur and five of Sirmaur.
Two defendants have been released on bail, 47 are in custody while one is in custody at Una. So far, 46 officers have been arrested, including 21 from Himachal Pradesh and 25 from different states. A total of 116 candidates and nine parents/guardians were also arrested in this case.
Madhusudan said the candidates who purchased the quizzes traveled to Chandigarh, Panchkula and other places a day before the written exam where they were shown the questions and the answers. He said of the arrested accused, 185 mobile phones, five laptops, 10 hard drives, three USB drives, three dongles, Rs 10,89,760 in cash, Nepal currency worth 6,000, three memory cards and six cars were recovered.