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Army exam paper leak: Thane cops freeze bank accounts of 24 accused

mumbai Updated: Mar 07, 2017 00:05 IST
Arvind Walmiki
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Thane Crime Branch officials show an examination paper of the Army Recruitment Board that was allegedly leaked, in Mumbai on Sunday.(HT file photo )

The Thane police, which recently arrested 24 people for their alleged involvement in the army recruitment exam scam, have freezed their bank accounts. Also, they have written to the Assam-based army regiment seeking custody of Dhaklu Patil — the prime accused in the case.

Besides, police teams have been formed to raid the same locations in Goa, Nagpur and Nashik, which were searched a few weeks ago. The police have also extended its search to Harayana, Karnataka and Gujarat.

“Bank accounts of all those arrested have been freezed. Investigation revealed that transactions worth lakhs were carried out by some of the accused. Ravi Kumar, one of the accused, purchased a four-wheeler worth Rs4 lakh and gave Rs2 lakh to one his relatives. He had also kept Rs4 lakh in his account. Another accused, Santosh Shinde, purchased plots worth Rs2 lakh near his home town. All the bank accounts of the accused are being scrutinised simultaneously,” said a senior inspector from Thane crime branch.

Besides questioning bank employees, cops are conducting searches at the homes of the accused.

“We’ll speak to their family members and relatives, and record their statements, if required, to find out for how long they have been operating this scam,” the officer said.

Also read: Army question papers were leaked from a printing press in Nagpur: Police