Army Recruitment Scam: Rs 2 lakh taken from candidates to leak paper; 18 detained from Maharashtra, 2 from Goa

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New Delhi | Updated: February 26, 2017 10:53:29 AM

Army Recruitment Scam: Over 300 candidates were provided fake question papers in exchange for Rs 2 lakhs.

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: In a major development, police teams have busted a major scam in the ongoing army recruitment exam. It is being reported that over 300 candidates were provided fake question papers in exchange for Rs 2 lakhs. The Maharashtra police have detained 18 people in the case while Goa police got hold of 2 men. The Police are going to register a FIR against all the accused.

The raids were conducted by the Thane crime branch conducted nationwide when they suspected that army recruitment exam papers were leaked. The raids were conducted in Maharashtra’s Nagpur, Pune, Nashik and Goa where police found that over 300 students had purchased the question papers for Rs 2 lakh each. It was reported that at some places students were even sitting in a lodge and writing the exam. Local police also suspect the involvement of an army personnel in the incident but no confirmation has been given so far.

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The army recruitment exam for 2017 was slated to begin at 9:00 AM all across India today but after the police confirmed the incidents of papers being leaked, it has been cancelled at over nine centres across Maharashtra. The police are trying to get more information on the syndicate and is currently questioning all the accused detained. The Army headquarters have been notified about the incident as well and a copy of the paper was shared with them to check the authenticity of the paper.

In a big news, recently, after the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, armed forces and defence ministry are coming to an agreement over another 4-star military officer who will be the Permanent Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (PC-CoSC). The idea of making a single-point military advisor to the government emerged after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement during the Combined Commanders Conference at Dehradun last month. The news was confirmed to The Indian Express by two military officers who attended the conference and said Prime Minister’s focus was on combining the three defence forces.

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