‘Cop arrested for SSC paper leak topped SI exam two months ago’

Investigations into the Combined Graduate Level examination paper leak have revealed that the Delhi Police head constable,who was arrested in the case,had topped the sub-inspectors’ (SI) examination held two months ago.

Written by Prawesh Lama | New Delhi | Published: April 23, 2013 2:02 am

Investigations into the Combined Graduate Level examination paper leak have revealed that the Delhi Police head constable,who was arrested in the case,had topped the sub-inspectors’ (SI) examination held two months ago. The Crime Branch is now probing whether there was a paper leak in the SI examination,which was topped by head constable Ajit Khatri.

Khatri is posted as personal staff of DCP (South). He was earlier posted in the Outer District.

Special Commissioner of Police(Crime) Dharmendra Kumar confirmed that police are looking into the leak in the Delhi Police Sub-Inspectors’ exam as part of the investigation. “We are looking into that as part of the investigation,” he said.

In the case of paper leak of the Combined Graduate Level examination held on Sunday,Khatri was arrested along with a sales tax inspector,three teachers,an MEA clerk and another Delhi Police constable.

Acting on a tip-off,the Crime Branch raided a house in Pooth Kalan,Outer Delhi,on Sunday morning and arrested the nine accused when they were solving question papers of the exam that is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

Police sources said the question papers were found to be those of the Combined Graduate Level examination.

Police are on the lookout for one Bijender,allegedly the man who had managed to procure a copy of the question paper before the exam.

The Combined Graduate Level examination is held for recruitment of income tax inspectors,CBI sub-inspectors and Excise department inspectors.

Police arrested income tax inspector Macchita Malik; head constable Ajit Khatri; constable Sahil Kadyan; MEA clerk Lohit Vats; teachers Amit Kumar,Ashu Sharma and Mukesh Kumar; and MA students Ravinder Singh and Kulvir Singh.

Malik had cleared the mains of the UPSC examination and was awaiting the results of his interview.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said,“Bijender is employed as a clerk with the civic agency. He had emailed the question paper to Ashu Sharma,who is a teacher,and head constable Ajit Khatri. Bijender’s arrest will help us find out how he managed to get a copy of the paper in advance.”

The accused persons have confessed that Bijender had taken a sum of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh for providing the question papers,police said.

Bijender had promised to send the answers to numerous candidates via email before the examination was held.

Accused head constable Khatri had made arrangements for the room from which the nine were arrested.

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