Karnataka PSC exam leak case; One more arrested

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KPSC had postponed the first-division assistant examination, which was scheduled to be held on January 24 after six people were arrested and question paper was seized from their possession.

 

One more person has been arrested for his alleged role in Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) first-division assistant question paper leak case.

According to police officials, the arrested person has been identified as Basavraj, who was working in the accounts section of KPSC.
Earlier on January 26, the police arrested two KPSC employees -- stenographer Sana Bedi from Belgaum district, and Ramesh Herakal from Bagalkot district who worked as a second-division assistant.

According to the report from the police officials, Basavraj is the roommate of Ramesh. He is involved in the case and also got the question papers. Sana Bedi had access to the question papers and she leaked it to Ramesh, who further gave to accused Chandru and others.
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KPSC had postponed the first-division assistant examination, which was scheduled to be held on January 24 after six people were arrested and question paper was seized from their possession.

Earlier, Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police, (Crime) Bengaluru said that 14 people have been arrested and Rs 35 lakhs in cash have been seized from the possession of the accused.

A total of 3.7 lakh candidates applied for the examination out of which 2.8 lakh candidates downloaded the admission ticket. 

The examination would be conducted to fill up 1112 posts of First Division Assistant, out of which 975 are reserved for Residual Parent Cadre (RPC) and 137 for Hyderabad Karnataka Local Cadre (HK). 

 

With inputs from Agency

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