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An STF official said Prasad told investigators that Upadhyay issued an order to his company on October 26 to print the question papers. He added that the two were found to have allegedly violated secrecy protocol while printing the documents.

The Uttar Pradesh Police Special Task Force (STF) arrested Sanjay Kumar Upadhyay, the suspended secretary of the Examinations Regulatory Authority, on Wednesday in connection with the leaking of teacher eligibility exam questionnaires. Up to 37 people have been arrested in connection with the leak in the past four days.

Additional Director General (STF) Amitabh Yash said Upadhyaya was arrested after hours of questioning related to the leak. Rai Anoop Prasad, director of a Delhi-based printing company, was arrested on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the affair.

Another STF official said that Prasad told investigators that Upadhyay issued an order to his company on October 26 to print the question papers. He added that the two were found to have allegedly violated secrecy protocol by printing the documents.

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Upadhyay was suspended Tuesday for allegedly being negligent in ensuring a fair and trouble-free conduct of the test and failing to maintain confidentiality.

The statewide exam is conducted once a year for the hiring of elementary and upper elementary teachers.

The state government canceled the test Sunday after the leak came to light following the arrest of 29 people from five districts and the retrieval of questionnaires from some of them on Saturday night.

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