12.1 C
Delhi
Saturday, January 28, 2023

CBI takes over HP police paper leak

Date:

Share post:

Shimla: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the investigation into the Himachal Pradesh police constables and drivers recruitment paper leak case.

A CBI spokesperson said two FIRs were lodged at the CBI police station Shimla on November 30 accepting the plea of the Jai Ram Thakur government to take over the probe.

An interstate racket was busted on May 18.

The government decided to hand over the investigation to the CBI. The Himachal Police had lodged two cases at Gaggal in Kangra and at the CID police station in Shimla on May 5 and 7 respectively.

The consent was extended by the Central government for the CBI probe.

For 1,334 posts, a written exam was conducted on March 27 in which 75,000 candidates appeared. Similarly, for the 94 posts of drivers, examination centers were set up in 11 districts. The police decided to investigate those candidates who scored more than 65 marks out of 70.

During the investigation, the police found that Manish Kumar of Nurpur (Kangra), Mani Chaudhary of Fatehpur (Kangra). Gaurav of Kangra and several others received the question paper and answers from Gaggal, Chandigarh, Panchkula, and other places a day or two before the exam.

So far, the police arrested more than 170 people including candidates, parents and agents. The police also filed three chargesheets in the court.

The police revealed that an interstate racket was involved in question paper scam. Among the accused include residents of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Bihar and Rajasthan.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Sabalenka’s aggressive play guides her past Linette

Melbourne: Aryna Sabalenka stormed into the Australian Open 2023 women's singles final after a formidable 7-6(1) 6-2 victory...

Called off yatra after police arrangements “completely collapsed”: Rahul

Srinagar: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he had to cancel his "Bharat Jodo Yatra" on Friday...

Disney+ Hotstar announces period drama ‘Maharana’

New Delhi: Disney+Hotstar has announced a period drama titled ‘Maharana’, an epic story of Maharana Pratap, the lone...

60 lakh students enrolled in basic schools in 6 yrs: Yogi

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday while praising 'Operation Kayakalp' said as many as 60 lakh new...