Teachers Recruitment Scam
Chandigarh: The accused held by the Chandigarh Police for being involved in the UT teachers recruitment scam revealed that he had sold question papers to 2500 people in one module and the cost of the paper was Rs 7 lakh each. Meanwhile, the police are now hunting for the kingpin of the scam.
The Chandigarh Police arrested the conduit identified as Bajinder Nain of Kami village, in Sonepat on Wednesday. The accused was held for being involved in the UT teachers recruitment scam that was unearthed by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), following which the UT police had registered an FIR in July in 2016.
DSP Chandigarh Police Krishan Kumar, who is heading the SIT (Special Investigation team), said, “The accused is on four-day remand and we are trying to get details from him regarding the gang who has been involved in the scam. The accused has revealed that he sold most of the question papers to candidates in Harayana”.
“The accused has named a few people who were associated with him, the police team are working to arrest the other accomplices”, added DSP, Kumar.
The question paper was sold to the candidates for Rs 7 lakh a few days prior to the written test was conducted for hiring of 1,150 junior basic training (JBT) and trained graduate teachers (TGT) in Chandigarh in January and February, 2015.
The name of Bajinder Nain was revealed by one of the main conduits Dinesh Kumar Yadav, who was arrested by the Punjab Vigilance.
As per the Vigilance report, Yadav admitted to being an accomplice of scam mastermind Mithlesh Pandey, alias Guru ji, alias Master ji, who provided the leaked question papers of various examinations to numerous candidates in Lucknow.
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