Shimla, May 25
The special investigation team of the Himachal Pradesh police probing questions paper leak case revealed that an income tax officer posted in Chittorgarh of Rajasthan is amongst the kingpins. As per SIT, a payment of Rs three lakh each was spotted to have been deposited in his bank account by the seven candidates belonging to Solan and Arki. These candidates made the payment through two middlemen, namely Virender Kumar and Dev Raj, who are already arrested by the SIT. The two middlemen received Rs 50,000/- for their services from this income tax employee named Sandeep. Around 80-90% of the payment was made online by the candidates, whereas some amount was also given in cash.
A spokesperson of State police said in a press release that as per investigation, it had been revealed that one Sandeep Tailor R/o ward No. 45, Shanti Nagar Industrial Area Sikar, Tehsil and District Sikar, Rajasthan, who is serving in Income Tax Department as Tax Assistant Group-C in Chittorgarh is the kingpin of the paper leak in the Solan module. The wife of Sandeep Tailor, namely Rinki Purva, is serving as a teacher (TGT Science) in Government Senior Secondary School, Sangliya, District Sikar. It has been revealed that some amount has also been deposited in the bank account of the wife of Sandeep Tailor, which makes her an accomplice in the matter.
So far, 14 mobile phones and 03 vehicles have been seized by the SIT from the accused involved in the paper leak case from Solan district. A special team of HP Police has already been deputed to Chittorgarh and Sikar in Rajasthan to arrest accused Sandeep Tailor. The Director-General of Police, Himachal Pradesh is also in touch with the DGP of Rajasthan, SP Chittorgarh and SP Sikar to ensure local assistance for the exceptional team of HP police.
Rajasthan Police Constable exam also reported a “paper leak” last week.
The police department has stated that the paper leak case has busted an interstate gang that has links with Nepal. This gang is being told to have been involved in the leak of the Indian Railway Group D examination paper recently. The same matter had also led to violent protests by the candidates. So far, the gang is involved in eight-question paper leak cases spread across ten states.