GJ-PAPER LEAK-ARRESTS

Three more held in Gujarat constable exam paper leak
    Ahmedabad, Dec 6 (PTI) Gujarat police on Tuesday
arrested three persons including one of the prime accused in
connection with the leak of a constable recruitment
examination.
    As the examination scheduled last Sunday was
cancelled, a fresh examination will be held on January 6.
    The number of persons arrested in the case has now
reached 11, a police official said.
    Those arrested Thursday were identified as Yashpal
Solanki, Indravadan Parmar and Rajendra Vaghela.
    Solanki and Vaghela were to appear for the written
examination on Sunday, the official said.
    It was cancelled hours before after the authorities
learnt that the paper had been leaked.
    Indravadan Parmar and some others hatched the
conspiracy to obtain the question paper in advance with the
help of a Delhi-based gang, said Gandhinagar Superintendent of
Police Mayur Chavda.
    "Parmar was in contact with this gang which had
promised to provide the question paper for money. He and some
of his accomplices, who are yet to be arrested, then decided
to send some candidates to Delhi to collect the paper," Chavda
told reporters.
    Two days before the examination, around 30 persons,
including some candidates, reached Delhi, where the gang
provided them the question paper and answers.
    In return, the gang collected cheques of Rs 5 lakh
from each candidate.
    "Though the gang members asked these candidates not to
write down anything and just memorise every question, Solanki
managed to write them down on a piece of paper and gave it to
Parmar. Parmar passed it to other candidates. He had planned
to make money by circulating the question paper," said
Chavda.
    Police have formed several teams to nab the members of
this Delhi-based gang, he said.
    As many as 8.75 lakh candidates were to appear for the
examination for 9,700 posts of constable across 2,440 centres.
    Prior to Thursday's arrests, police had nabbed eight
persons including two BJP workers -- Manhar Patel and Mukesh
Chaudhary -- in the case.
    A fresh examination for constable's post would be held
on January 6, the state government announced Thursday. PTI PJT
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