Two weeks after the Army paper leak scam came into light, the Thane police have seized three mobile phones which belongs to three of the 24 people arrested in the case.
A source from the police said that they have found substantial information from the three phones which belong to army clerks Nigamkumar Pandey, Dharam Singh and Ravindra Kumar. All the three accused are from Nagpur.
On February 26, the police conducted raids in Nagpur, Pune and Goa and arrested 21 people for leaking Army recruitment question papers. These three Army clerks were arrested three later. Initially they claimed that they had destroyed their phones but one of the accused helped the police trace the mobile phones.
“We have seized three phones and we have found a few chats related to the paper leak. The accused used to operate mostly through WhatsApp,” said a police official. He added, “We have sent the phones to forensic laboratories to get more information about the chat discussion among the accused’ groups.”
A team from the Thane crime branch is in constant touch with the Army headquarters in Delhi and are regularly sharing updates with them, claimed a police source.