Recruitment exam paper leak: Army begins probe; exams cancelled across India

| Updated: Feb 26, 2017 20:48 IST

Thane (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): The Indian Army has launched an internal inquiry into the recruitment exam paper leak after the Thane city police nabbed 18 people in connection with the case. Confirming the leak, army sources said that they are likely to revoke examination at all the centers across India. They have also submitted the original papers for confirmation and scrutiny. The Army officials said that they had informed police and intelligence agencies prior to the exam to proactively ensure fair examination. Earlier today, 18 people from Goa and Nagpur were nabbed by the Thane Police in connection with this case. The reports surfaced last evening of the aforementioned exam paper being leaked in Maharashtra. The exam was scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. today. Subsequently, the raids were carried out in Nagpur, Thane, Nasik and Goa. The Maharashtra Police, which received information of the paper being written by some candidates last night at various hotels and lodges, nabbed at least 350 students. The Army headquarters has been informed of the matter and investigation is underway. (ANI)
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