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Gujarat constable recruitment exam paper leak: 2 BJP members, police SI arrested

BJP suspended the two members after a complaint was filed in connection with the exam paper leak of police constable recruitment test.

india Updated: Dec 03, 2018 13:14 IST
Hiral Dave
Hiral Dave
Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
Police outside an examination centre for the Gujarat Police constable recruitment exam in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The exam was cancelled allegedly due to paper leak. (PTI)

Two BJP members and a police sub-inspector were among four of the five accused arrested in connection with the exam paper leak of police constable recruitment test in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad on Monday.

Sub-inspector P V Patel, BJP members Mukesh Chaudhary and Manhar Patel and Rupal Sharma, a private hostel owner, were arrested after a complaint was filed in the morning.

Yashpal Solanki, an employee of Vadodara Municipal Corporation, is yet to be arrested, police said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is ruling Gujarat and the Centre, suspended Mukesh Chaudhary and Manhar Patel.

The exam was cancelled hours before it was scheduled to be held on Sunday after the question paper was leaked on social media.

As many as 8.75 lakh candidates were scheduled to appear for the exam which was to start at 3 pm at 2,440 centres across Gujarat.

Chief minister Vijay Rupani had directed the home department to take immediate action. However, opposition Congress has demanded setting up of an SIT under a sitting high court judge, alleging that “people of the ruling party” are behind the incident.

First Published: Dec 03, 2018 11:33 IST