Railway exam scam busted, 110 arrested (Second Lead)

February 15th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) A total of 110 people have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the leakage of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) examination paper, police said Sunday.

While 16 of them were charged with masterminding the racket, the others were said to be candidates who were to take the examinations. Twelve arrests were made in Jaipur and four in Bhopal.

The RRB examination, organised by the Ajmer Recruitment Board for the posts of assistant station master, was scheduled Sunday. The Special Task Force (STF) unearthed the scandal a few hours before the exam began.

The STF unearthed a similar scam in December and arrested 286 people. One of them was Bedi Ram, a ticket examiner.

“However, Bedi Ram soon came out on bail and we were constantly getting information that he was again involved in a similar scam,” Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal told reporters here.

The police also recovered a few copies of the original question paper and a large number of solved answer sheets from Jaipur and Bhopal.

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