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Accused in paper leak case clears UPSC exam for PF post,police suspect cheating

Suspecting that Pawar cheated in the written exam,the Crime Branch has written to the UPSC

He thinks Nagaland is in Nepal and Sikkim is in Bhutan. Yet,Sunil Pawar,a lower division clerk,cleared the UPSC’s written exam for the post of provident fund commissioner,held on September 23 last year. On Monday,Pawar,who was arrested last week as one of the alleged masterminds behind the recent Staff Selection Commission (SSC) paper leak case,appeared for the interview,escorted by the police.

Suspecting that Pawar cheated in the written exam,the Crime Branch has written to the UPSC. Confirming this,ACP (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said,“He had failed most of the exams for LDCs and other similar posts in the past few years,but managed to clear this one.”

A graduate from Bawana in outer Delhi,Pawar had also appeared for the SSC graduate level exam in July last year and for the Rajya Sabha protocol officer’s exam in April this year. He did not clear both.

While the UPSC had earlier refused to conduct Pawar’s interview,he got permission from a city court to appear for it.

Pawar,along with several others,is alleged to have leaked the SSC question papers for the posts of CBI and Income Tax inspectors in April this year. Pawar had also appeared for the exam from Chandigarh.

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Pawar’s role was revealed when Crime Branch officials traced the emails from which the question papers were being sent to the office of the chief electoral officer in Delhi,where he was employed as a clerk.