I-T official, cop held in SSC exam scam

October 04, 2013 12:00 am | Updated 05:32 am IST - NEW DELHI:

An Income-Tax Inspector and a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector have been arrested, along with 11 others, for allegedly tampering with the selection procedure of Tier-II combined graduate level examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission this past Sunday.

The accused had the test papers leaked and supplied answer keys to candidates through mobile phones.

“Income-Tax Inspector Amit Khatri from Mumbai and Sub-Inspector Praveen Maan, who was posted at the Sarai Rohilla police station in Delhi, have been arrested along with three other public servants, including a translator with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation named Mukesh Maan, three private persons and five candidates,” said a CBI spokesperson.

CBI investigations revealed that the accused employed a unique modus operandi to access the question papers in conspiracy with unknown examination centre officials. “They would employ experts to solve the papers and then, in lieu of Rs.10-20 lakh per head, send answer keys through mobile phones to the candidates taking the examination.”

“On Sunday, the gang members had managed to get the paper leaked at Hisar in Haryana. It was scanned and emailed to their accomplices. Thereafter, answer keys of the examination papers were prepared and circulated using an Internet-based application, to be forwarded to the candidates carrying phones and Bluetooth devices inside examination halls,” said the official.

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