The UT Police has registered a case against unknown teachers whose recruitment came under the scanner after the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) found that the question papers for the tests for which they appeared last year were leaked. The joint teams of UT Police and Punjab VB are inquiring into the matter. The police are also probing the disappearance of some of the teachers who were recruited in the test.
Sources in the UT Police told Chandigarh Newsline that a case under sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant), 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Sector 11 police station late on Friday evening. DSP (Central) Naresh Yadav said that they had registered the case after verifying the report of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau which gave a list of some candidates who appeared in the exams.
Sources said that the case had been registered at the Sector 11 police station as, according to the report, someone from Panjab University was suspected to be involved in the paper leak. “It is clear that the paper was leaked. We have also identified some teachers who are teaching in the city schools. We have also identified the schools where these teachers are teaching. Six teachers have gone missing but we will soon trace them,” said a UT Police source.
As of now, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau has arrested 30 accused in the scam.
After the Punjab VB asked the local police to probe the matter, as many as six teachers have gone missing. Their respective principals have also informed the education department about the absence of these teachers.
The Punjab VB had written to the UT Police last week after Naresh Yadav, who was the main link of main accused Guruji, told the investigators that the recruitment test for Junior Basic Teachers (JBT), Nursery Trained Teachers (NTT) and Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) was leaked and some of the candidates had access to the question papers.