In the purported paper leak case involving the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet against eight suspects, according to a release by the agency on Friday.
As part of the inquiry into the allegedly leaked question paper from the APPSC examination for the post of assistant engineer, the charge sheet was submitted to a special judge’s court in Yupia, Arunachal Pradesh (civil).
Upon the request of the Arunachal Pradesh government and subsequent notification from the Center transferring the investigation of a complaint filed in the Itanagar police station on September 10, the CBI opened a case on October 26.
“The said case was registered against a private person of a coaching institute at Itanagar and unknown officials of APPSC on the complaint related to the allegations of question paper leak before written examination for recruitment to the post of assistant engineer (civil) conducted by APPSC on August 26 and 27 this year,” said the CBI in its release.
“The complainant, candidate for the exam, had alleged that the accused (a teacher of the institute) was in possession of questions for the said examination disclosing leakage of paper by him in connivance with unknown officials of APPSC,” it added.
According to the release, searches were earlier conducted last month at around 16 different places in Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh which resulted in the recovery of incriminating documents, articles including fake, counterfeit stamps of the executive magistrate of Arunachal Pradesh, executive engineer, State Bank of India (SBI), hard discs and pen drives.