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GSSSB recruitment exam: Five more held for paper leak, AAP workers complete seven days in jail

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Five more people were arrested on Monday in connection with the leak of the Chief Secretary Recruitment Exam Questions document conducted by the Gujarat Subordinate Service Selection Board (GSSSB), raising the total count of detainees in the case. to 28.

Meanwhile, 65 workers from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), including its top leadership, completed their seventh day at the Sabarmati Central Prison in Ahmedabad on Monday after they were arrested for protesting in front of the BJP headquarters against the leak of the paper. . His next bail hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in the Gandhinagar session court, the AAP attorney said. The indian express.

AAP leader Mahesh Savani, who was on an indefinite fast demanding Vora’s resignation at the AAP headquarters in Ahmedabad, was admitted to SVP Hospital on Monday night after his health deteriorated. A diabetic, Savani’s blood sugar dropped and then she fell unconscious, sources said.

“Mahesh bhai is stable now and has declared that he will continue his fast,” said AAP spokesman Yogesh Jadvani.

According to the police, five defendants, including Sanjay Patel, brother of main defendant Jayesh Patel, were arrested on Monday for allegedly selling the question paper to a few candidates for Rs 8 to Rs 12 lakh each.

On December 12, the GSSSB conducted the written test of 186 vacancies for chief secretary positions for which 88,000 applicants had applied. Days later, the Prantij de Sabarkantha police registered a case about the alleged leak of the question document. As of Sunday, the police arrested 23 defendants, including candidates who bought the newspaper. According to the police, the paper leak occurred through a private printing company in Ahmedabad that received a contract from the GSSSB to publish the question papers.

“Today, the police arrested five more defendants in the case, namely Sanjay Patel, brother of main defendant Jayesh Patel, who was detained in Dhanera and four others: Akshay Patel, Vipul Patel, Prakash Patel and Dhimen, who they were being held at Idar taluka in Sabarkantha. So far 28 defendants have been arrested in the case and further investigations are underway, ”said a senior police official in Sabarkantha.

On December 20, AAP workers held a protest in front of the BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar demanding the resignation of GSSSB president Asit Vora, which resulted in a confrontation between AAP and BJP workers. Police arrested 93 AAP workers, including its state president Gopal Italia and top leaders Isudan Gadhvi, youth wing president Nikhil Savani and women’s wing president Gauri Desai, on charges of riot, burglary, assault and sexual harassment.

Among the 93 jailed workers, 28 are women who received conditional bail on December 24.

Hours earlier, Congress leader Paresh Dhanani met with AAP leader Savani. “We may have ideological differences, but we need to unite against the undemocratic government of the BJP … I met with the protesting leaders to provide our support in this fight,” Dhanani said.

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