LIC exam paper leaked, main conspirator arrested

Feb 28 2011, 10:15 IST
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SummaryA senior police official said they have arrested a person identified as Pawan in this connection.

The question paper of an all-India examination for the post of assistant administrative officer of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) was on Sunday leaked in the city ahead of the test following which police arrested "the main conspirator" allegedly involved in it.

The incident came to light after Delhi Police's crime branch got hold of the copies of the question papers for both morning and afternoon sessions from some persons much ahead of the scheduled time of the exam.

"The question papers have been leaked. We got some copies of the question papers for the exam and when we tallied these copies with the original question paper, they were found to be the same," Ashok Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.

A senior police official said they have arrested a person identified as Pawan in this connection. "He is believed to be the main conspirator of the fraud. It appears that no one LIC is involved. We had received the tip off last night," the official said.

The centres for the test in the capital were Kendriya Vidyalayas in Andrews Ganj and Janakpuri.

An LIC spokesperson said the entire examination process is being conducted by EDCIL, a public sector company. "This contract has been given to EDCIL through an open tendering process. We have sought a detailed report from EDCIL. There is no report of leakage of question papers from any other part of the country," the spokesperson said.

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