Army recruitment 2017 exam scam: After paper leak fiasco, tests cancelled only in Pune zone and not across India as earlier reported

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New Delhi | Updated: February 26, 2017 3:50:30 PM

The exam was scheduled to begin at 9 am. But raids were conducted by the Thane crime branch when they suspected that army recruitment exam papers were leaked.

Army Recruitment Scam,Army Recruitment fake, Army Recruitment,Army Recruitment fake papers, Army Recruitment leaked papersArmy Recruitment Scam: The accused reportedly took Rs 2 lakhs from each candidate. (Source: PTI)

Army Recruitment Scam: After the paper leak scam of the Army came to the fore, examinations have been cancelled in the Pune zone. The centres where the tests were cancelled include Kamptee, Nagpur, Ahmednagar, Ahmedabad, Goa and Kirkee and others army sources said. The posts offered after these exams were for soldier clerk, strongman and soldier tradesman in 52 centres across the country.

It was reported last evening that Rs 2 lakh was given to candidates to leak paper; 18 have been nabbed from Maharashtra, 2 from Goa, and nearly 250 students have also been taken into custody in connection with the paper leak.Sources told media that prior to the exam the army had told police and intelligence agencies to ensure that a fair exam is held. Police said that the students were allegedly given the exam papers by people who run coaching classes. They said that some students or army employees were also seen write the answers in lodges and other places.

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The exam was scheduled to begin at 9 am. But raids were conducted by the Thane crime branch when they suspected that army recruitment exam papers were leaked. Local police also suspected the involvement of an army personnel in the incident but no confirmation has been given so far. Police found that over 300 students had purchased the question papers for Rs 2 lakh each. The Army headquarters has been informed of the matter and investigation is underway.

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