On Sunday, 29 people have been arrested so far in connection with the leak of the Teacher Eligibility Test document that is being carried out for the recruitment of teachers in primary and secondary schools in Uttar Pradesh. About 20 lakhs of candidates were due to take the exam on Sunday at 2,736 test centers in the state.
UPSTF is conducting raids from Prayagraj Lucknow Kaushambi Meerut to Gorakhpur and Varanasi and has already arrested the ringleaders of two gangs of test solvers in this case.
Among those arrested are 11 solvers, an examinee, a primary school teacher and three leaders of different groups of solvers.
16 people arrested in Prayagraj in UPTET paper leak case
UP STF has arrested the maximum number of 16 people from Prayagraj in this case: 8 people, including the solver from Bihar, along with the leader of the solver gang Rajendra Patel from the Naini area of Prayagraj, have been arrested.
Three people have been arrested in the Jhusi area and 5 in the Georgetown area.
According to the information received, Roshan Singh Patel, arrested from Ansar Kaushambi, leaked the role of the first shift of the TET and Manish Ravi and Dharmendra, arrested from Meerut, have leaked the role of the second shift.
UPTET paper bought and resold for large sums of cash
In the investigation so far, it has become clear that there are many people involved in the Manish Ravi and Dharmendra gang arrested in Meerut, who obtained 10 copies of the second shift paper for Rs 5 lakh and then sold them to 50 or 60 candidates for 50,000 rupees each
UP STF regained the role of the first shift from Chitrakoot resident Roshan Patel. Roshan Patel is a laboratory technician at Manjhanpur Tehsil in Chitrakoot. This document was provided to Roshan Patel by someone in Lucknow, with whom he was going to Kaushambi.
Rajendra Patel, arrested in the Naini area of Prayagraj, is also the leader of the solvers gang. The document was provided by Sunny Solver, a resident of Bihar.
UP STF also arrested five solvers from the Naini area. Furthermore, assistant professor Satya Prakash Singh has been arrested in Jhusi in the education department itself.
UP STF has found a resolved UPTET document on Satya Prakash Singh’s WhatsApp.
3 Trapped Solver Gang Captains
UPSTF is questioning all gangsters from the arrested solver gang. So far, three capos have been captured from the Solver Gang. By asking how the work was received, the UP STF is trying to find out how the work got to the solver band before the start of the exam.
In such a situation, the private agency that prepares the UP TET test is also being investigated and some people related to it are being questioned by the UP STF.
In this matter, the head of STF, ADG, Prashant Kumar, says that they would not spare anyone. “We are working hard on it. When it comes to the cables of this paper leak, everyone will be caught, whoever they are,” he said.
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