Rajasthan SOG unearths paper leak scam, arrests eight

The eight accused in the paper scam involve Head of Department of Rajasthan University, Principal of a government college, two lecturers and several others.

The Special Operation Group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police has unearthed a major paper leak scam involving several senior functionaries of different universities of the state. The SOG team has arrested eight people, including Head of Department of Rajasthan University, Principal of a government college, two lecturers and several others.

The accused were allegedly involved in leaking of several papers including M.Com (Final) paper of Bikaner University held on April 5, 2017, first question paper of BA (Part 3) of Geography of Rajasthan University held on April 10, 2017 among others.

As per Dinesh MN, IG, SOG, "We were receiving some complaints for one-and-a-half months before and we put all surveillance that we could on these people and then we collected some evidence. We registered an FIR and then we arrested them. We have registered three cases. In two cases, we have arrested about eight people. In another case, the paper of Bikaner university was leaked and two in Rajasthan University case. And in the third case, investigation is still on."

The arrested persons are: Govind Pareekh, Professor, Commerce Department, Rajasthan University; Jagdish Prasad Jat, HOD, Geography Department, Rajasthan University; BL Gupta (Retired Professor), Geography; NS Modi, Principal, Government College, Khajuwala, Bikaner and Convenor, Bikaner University; Shambhudayal Jhalani (SSG Pareek Girls College, Chomu); Kalicharan Sharma (Agrasen College, Hanumangarh); Sharad (Employee, Ramesh Book Depot) and Nipun Modi, Bikaner Resident.

The modus operandi, as per the SOG, followed by the accused involved getting to know who was formulating the paper, then that person was contacted. The paper was taken from that person and at some places, paper was set by their own people. It involved leaking of paper by those setting it, the custodian and the convenor. These people used to do it for their own people. As per the SOG, there will be more arrests made soon. Investigations into leaking of papers is currently on.

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