Two employees associated with a Jammu-based testing agency, which had been awarded the contract to prepare the question papers for the written exams, had leaked the questions and the answer key from the male police recruitment exam conducted. by the Haryana Personnel Selection Commission (HSSC), Kaithal Police said.
Kaithal Police Superintendent Lokender Singh said that Rakesh Kumar, who is manager of the testing agency’s printing press, had an electronic copy of the test on a USB stick on July 31 and another agency employee, Jitender Singh, He was able to get access to the flash drive and copied the questions and prepared a hard copy of the questions and answer keys on August 2nd.
The complaints were made by the police following the arrest of Rakesh from Jammu, Ajaz Amin from Srinagar and Jitender from the Doda district of Jammu. They were brought into pretrial detention from Jammu on Monday and sent to 10-day police pretrial detention in Kaithal.
According to the investigation, Jitender had promised to give the questions to another defendant Muzaffar Ahmad Khan from the Ramban district of Jammu for ₹6 lakh.
On August 3, Jitender allegedly gave the copy of the questions to Muzaffar and he promised to give her the money after the exam. Then on August 5, Muzaffar sold the questions and his answers to Afzal from Hazratbal in Srinagar for ₹60 lakh with the help of his friend Ahaz.
Another defendant, Nazir Ahmad Khande, had arranged a meeting between Afzal and Raj Kumar from Khanda Kheri village in Hisar and handed the answer key and questions to Raj Kumar at Delhi airport on August 5, two days earlier. of the exam on August 7 and 8.
The SP claimed that Raj Kumar had paid ₹5 lakh in cash to Afzal and promised to pay the remaining amount on August 9-10. Raj Kumar also sold the questions and answer key to his friend Ved Prakash from Ritoli village in Rohtak for ₹1 crore, and Narender of Hisar for ₹1 crore on August 6. Narender paid ₹20 lakh in cash to Kuldeep and promised to pay the remaining amount after the examination, the SP said. On August 4, Narender had a meeting with another defendant Ramesh at a hotel to organize interested candidates who want to buy the answer key, he added.
He said that Narender, with the help of his friends Naveen Kumar and Nihal Singh of Hisar, sold the answer key to applicants in ₹10 lakh per candidate. Narender also sold them to Sonu and Sahil from Rohtak’s Chidi village and later gave them to Ramesh Kumar, who runs a private teaching academy in Kaithal.
The SP claimed that 28 people, including 13 candidates who obtained the answer key, have been arrested so far and police teams were working to arrest the remaining defendants in the case. The police have recovered ₹18.87 lakh in cash, 30 mobile phones, 4 cars, two blank checks, laptop, computer and other documents in your possession.
About eight lakhs of youth from the state have applied for the 5,500 male police positions announced by the HSSC in December last year and the written examinations scheduled in two shifts on August 7 and 8 were canceled shortly after the leak reports from the answer key on social media. a few hours after the exam on August 7.