Himachal Pradesh: 91 detained in case of leaking police recruitment exam papers | News from Shimla

SHIMLA: In the police recruitment examination documents leak case, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has arrested a total of 91 people so far. DGP Sanjay Kundu said that with the recovery of the electronic gadgets, the SIT managed to prevent the destruction of vital evidence. The state government has decided to hand over this case to the CBI, however, until the handover process is completed, the SIT will continue to investigate the case.
DGP Sanjay Kundu said the SIT, after taking the investigation seriously, prevented the defendants from fleeing. He said several police teams have been formed to carry out scientific and evidence-based investigation in all districts of Himachal Pradesh and outside the state.
He said recoveries made so far include Rs 10,34,900 in Indian currency and Rs 6,000 in Nepalese currency from agents, 5 cars, 137 mobile phones, 4 laptops, a DVR, 10 hard drives, a USB key, 3 memory cards, a Jio-Fi, original certificates of candidates (Matric and Plus Two) from the agents and institutes involved, an account book, 2 check books, 3 pan cards, 2 Aadhar cards, 7 ATM machine, attendance register and approximate register, visitor register, xerox copy of visitor register and 2 xerox copies of Aadhar cards, diary, photocopy of flight tickets, IDs and WhatsApp chat screenshot and a digital watch.
He said a total of six teams have been formed, including an investigation team, a documentation team, a raid team, a cyber investigation team, an interrogation team and a financial investigation team. He said out of the 91 people arrested, there were 57 people from Kangra district, 3 from Mandi district, 19 from Solan district, one from Una district, one from Kullu district, 3 from Bilaspur district , 4 from Hamirpur district and 3 from Chamba district.
He said 26 people are in custody, 21 people are in custody. Among those arrested are 63 candidates, 3 people arrested are fathers of candidates, 25 agents, intermediaries and bosses including 10 from other states.
By March 27 this year, a total of 75,000 candidates had taken the written examination for the recruitment of police officers after passing a ground test, medical examination and document check to fill 1,334 job vacancies. police officers. After discovering that the paper for the police officer recruitment exam had been leaked, the state government canceled the written exam. An SIT headed by DIG (Central Range, Mandi) Madhusudan was formed to investigate the matter on May 6. While on May 5 late at night, Kangra Police had registered an FIR case about it with Gaggal Police.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had announced on May 17 that he was handing over the investigation of this case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), however, until the handover process is completed, the SIT will continue the investigation. investigation into this case.

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