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JBT paper leak: Chargesheet names four Chandigarh govt school teachers

The leaked question paper was sold for over Rs 7 lakh per candidate.

chandigarh Updated: Feb 01, 2018 17:45 IST
Aneesha Bedi
Aneesha Bedi
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Photo for representation only(HT File)

A chargesheet in junior basic training (JBT) scam was submitted in Chandigarh district court, here. Four of the seventeen persons against whom chargesheet was submitted are government school teachers.

The names include;  Devinder (of Sonpiat), GMHS, Dhanas; Sushila Rana (of Zirakpur), GHS, Colony no 4; Naveen Kumar(of Sonipat), GMHS, Sector 10;  Lalit Kumar (of Charkhi Dadri) (who secured 47th rank in the exam), government school in Kishangarh.

The chargesheet also mentions other beneficiaries including Ranbir Singh, JBT teacher at GMHS, Sector 33;  Ritu Yadav, Govt Model School, Mauli Jagran; Nitu Yadav of GMHS, Sector 38-West and Mamta of GMS, Sector 26. 

The four teachers have been suspended, confirmed education department officials.  However, as per the latest report submitted by the Chandigarh police to the UT administration, a total of 48 teachers from Chandigarh government schools are among the beneficiaries of the scam, out of which eight have been suspended. The investigation against the others is on as per the chargesheet, following which a supplementary challan will be filed.

Panel to decide future course of action

The governor has constituted a committee to decide the future course of action of the JBT teachers posted at Chandigarh government schools. The committee will be headed by UT finance secretary.The orders for the committee were issued on Tuesday evening. The committee comprises of education secretary, director school education, senior standing counsel UT, legal remembrencer, special secretary personnel. DSE Rubinderjit Singh Brar said, “We are yet to go through the chargesheet copy to decide upon the future course of action.”  Meanwhile, high court will take up the anticipatory bail plea of some of the teachers on February 19.

Names in chargesheet

17 persons against whom chargesheet has been filed are; Dinesh Yadav, Pardeep Lochav, Bijender Nain, Sampuran Singh, Sandeep, Devinder, Sushila Rana, Sachin Hooda, Satinder Hooda, Ravinder Baniya, Narinder Malik, Naveen, Shalesh Singh, Shiv Bahadur, Sanjay Kumar Srivastav aka Mithilesh Pandey aka Guruji, Lalit Kumar and Sukhpreet Singh.

Case history

Last week, the police submitted a chargesheet against 17 accused including the kingpin Sanjay Srivastav, his accomplice Shiv Bahadur and Shailesh Kumar in the Chandigarh district court for leaking a question paper set for posts of 1,150 teachers for junior basic training (JBT), trained graduate teachers (TGTs) and nursery training teachers (NTTs).

As per the challan, the charges have been framed under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).The case has been registered at Sector 11 police station. 

The trio were arrested by a joint team of Punjab Police and Telengana Police on May 17, 2017.They were brought on production warrants to Chandigarh on July 7, 2017. Reportedly, the trio has a previous record of leaking question papers across the country.

 The 1,000 pages chargesheet includes 60 witnesses. The paper was leaked from a Delhi-based printing press and handed over to Sanjay Srivastav alias Guruji. The responsibility of looking for candidates who could buy the question paper was given to Yadav. The leaked question paper was later sold for over Rs 7 lakh per candidate.

 The accused charged between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 40 lakh per candidate. The accused had trained the candidates to answer the questions rightly. One of the accused, Brijender Nain took 34 candidates to Lucknow in private cars.

The scam developments

■ Accused Shailesh Singh and Shiv Bahadur are relatives, came in contact with each other in 2014.

■ Shiv Bahadur along with accused Sanjay Srivastav were involved in the paper leak scam since 2006.

■ Srivastav came in contact with Shiv Bahadur in 2005. The duo was booked in 2006 for railway recruitment scam. Soon after, Shailesh joined the duo.

■ Dinesh Yadav got in touch with Srivastav in Lucknow through a middleman.

■ Brijender Nain and Dinesh Yadav would hunt candidates whom question papers could be sold

■ Bahadur and Kumar would leak question papers from printing press and send them to Srivastav.  

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