One arrested in HCS(Judicial) exam paper leak.
Chandigarh – The Chandigarh Police have arrested a woman for her alleged involvement in the Haryana Civil Service (Judicial) examination paper leak case. The accused, identified as Sunita, was arrested from Najafgarh, Delhi, on Wednesday. On Thursday, the accused was produced before a local court which remanded her to three-day police custody. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted under Superintendent of Police (Crime and Operations) Ravi Kumar. ”The investigation of the case is going on and more arrests are likely to be made in this case, said Ravi Kumar.Police sources said that the SIT will take the accused to Rohtak and Delhi for recoveries in the case that include laptop, pen-drive and other related data. Earlier, in an internal probe conducted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, it was found that the question paper of the HCS (Judicial) examination conducted on July 16 was leaked. The Haryana Public Service Commission had given an advertisement for recruitment of 109 HCS officers (judicial) on March 20. The matter had reached court in August on the petition of one Suman, a Pinjore resident, who had sought a CBI probe alleging that the paper leak was a “package deal” offered by those involved to some candidates. The UT Police had registered an FIR in the paper leak case in September after the Punjab and Haryana High Court recommended scrapping of the HCS (Judicial) preliminary examination. A High Court committee, looking into the case, had recommended scrapping of the examination after prima facie finding that some candidates had access to the question paper. The committee had said that prima facie findings suggested that at least two candidates, Sunita and Sushila, had the question paper and, therefore, the possibility of other candidates having access to the question paper could not be ruled out.The committee had also stat ed that Registrar (Recruitment) Balwinder Sharma unequivocally denied prior acquaintance with Sunita, the general category topper. Sunita and Sharma had reportedly shared around 760 telephonic calls and messages in the past. It was alleged that the prelims toppers in two different categories – Sunita and Sushila – could not qualify any competitive examination in the past. But in this examination they had secured exceptionally high marks. The HC probe panel had also recommended registration of an FIR against Balwinder Sharma whose name had figured in the paper leak case, and two candidates, including Sunita.
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