Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission former secy. Arrested in Paper Leak Scam
Shimla, April 4
On Tuesday, a major development took place in the investigation into the alleged leak of 30 exam papers conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission Hamirpur. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau (SVACB) arrested a senior officer of the Commission for alleged involvement in the crime.
According to a spokesperson of the SVACB, the former Secretary of the Commission Jitendra Kanwar was arrested in the recruitment scam in the Subordinate Staff Selection Commission, Hamirpur. Kanwar was allegedly involved in the paper leak case for the recruitment of Junior Office Assistants IT Code No. 965.
The investigation agency has been continuously questioning Kanwar regarding the involvement of other senior officers in allowing the scam and finding their involvement in the crime. The SVACB had already arrested a senior assistant of the commission’s secret branch Una Azad and her son Nikhil Azad, along with several other people related to them.
However, the investigation agency has not revealed any disclosure about the involvement of Jitendra Kanwar in the paper leak case. According to vigilance officials, Kanwar will be produced in court tomorrow.
The SVACB claims that the examination papers of the recruitment for about thirty different posts in this commission were leaked. Apart from Junior Office Assistants IT Code No. 965, the SVACB has also registered cases of leak of question papers for traffic inspectors and art teachers examination.
This arrest has brought to light the deep-rooted corruption and malpractices in the recruitment process of the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission Hamirpur. The investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are expected as the SIT continues its probe.
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