MP: FCI exam paper 'leaked'; 48 candidates, 2 agents held
(Sourced from PTI)
Two Delhi-based "middlemen" and 48 candidates have been arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) from a Gwalior hotel for allegedly "leaking" the question paper of a Food Corporation of India (FCI) examination for the post of a watchman, an official said on Sunday. The exam was supposed to be held at various centers in Madhya Pradesh yesterday.
An STF release said aspirants were asked to pay Rs. 5L each for the paper, adding, "On a tip-off, Bhopal and Gwalior STF teams...caught two agents and 48 aspirants for leaking the watchman recruitment examination paper of the FCI from Siddharth Palace hotel in Gwalior."
The STF seized a hand-written question paper along with an answer sheet from the accused. "During interrogation, the candidates revealed that each of them was asked to pay Rs. 5 lakh for the question paper with solved answers. They're asked to pay the amount after they are selected for the post," the release said. A case has been registered and further investigation is underway.
However, an STF official said that she was not sure whether the exam was held as scheduled for the advertised post. The arrested agents are identified as Ashutosh Kumar and Harish Kumar, both residents of Delhi.