A team of Haryana police arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday to arrest a wanted CRPF officer in connection with the paper leak of the UGC NET Hindi test conducted on December 26 this year.
A source from the police department said that the defendant, identified as Vikas, has not yet been arrested, but CRPF authorities have been informed that they are looking for him in the paper leak case. Another police team has been dispatched to his hometown of Dadri.
Meanwhile, the police have sent a copy of the FIR to the University Scholarship Commission (UGC) to inform them of the development. In different raids, the police arrested nine people from the Jind and Bhiwani district on December 26 after receiving information about the leak of the paper.
The arrested defendants told police that Vikas had sent them the questionnaire on WhatsApp almost six hours before the examination was to take place on December 26. Jind DSP Jitender Singh, who is leading the SIT investigation, said: “When police teams carried out raids, the questionnaire was being solved by candidates in Bhiwani. An agreement was reached with each of the candidates in exchange for 3 lakh rupees. However, the payment had to be made only after the announcement of the results. Now, we will tell UGC about such candidates. “
He added: “Most of the detained defendants are graduates. We are also receiving input that they were involved in such work before, but that needs to be verified. There are reports that a training academy in Satnali (Mahendragarh) also has links with them. There have also been raids on this academy. Sixteen candidates for the Hindi test were in contact with them. “
One official said: “The defendants have claimed that they had access to 150 Hindi exam questions in advance. We also found these questions on your cell phone. But we still want UGC officials to verify it. “Police said they had initially received information that Jind resident Rahul was involved in the leak of the paper. They also have inputs that the defendants were allegedly involved in the leak. practice of spoofing to gain approval for such exams.
Meanwhile, expressing concern about the development, an AISA student body has demanded that the Hindi UGC-NET test be re-conducted in a transparent manner.