The Army Recruitment Exam for various posts and departments including soldier exam for craftsmanship and central duty was scheduled for 9 AM today. The Army of India has commenced an internal inquiry into the recruitment exam paper leak, especially after the Thane Police busted 19 people of the nationwide racket in connection with the case. The candidates from all over the India came across to appear for the Army Recruitment Exam. As per the Police, each candidate was asked to pay around Rs.2 lakh to get the leaked examination papers.
The Army sources said that they are going to call off these Army Recruitment Exams at all the centers across the nation. They have had already informed the police and the intelligence agencies so that they can ensure the fair examination further without any loopholes. Some of the candidates were found writing the examination in a lodge. The nabbed people have been associated with the army. The reports of Army Recruitment Exam papers leaked surfaced last evening of exam paper being leaked in the Maharashtra.
The Deputy Commissioner of Thane Police Parag Manere said, “The police of Thane received an alert about the racket which is operating nationwide and leaks the papers for the Army Recruitment exams.” “We notified to the board which was conducting the exam. The candidates are not the accused of these paper leaks, so that’s why we allowed them to appear for the exams,” added Manere. Now, the process of registering FIR’s has been started and the cases of Nagpur and Pune will be investigated by the Thane police while one case will be handed over to the Goa police.
The Maharashtrian Police received the information on paper being written by some candidates last night at the various lodges and hotels, and at least 350 students have been nabbed. The allowed students for the examination to give the exam might be detained or arrested by the police later.