4 others arrested in BPSC exam paper leak case, sue to catch key defendant

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PATNA: The Economic Crimes Unit (EOU) on Sunday arrested four more people, including an assistant assigned to the Department of Agriculture, in connection with the leak of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) question papers , an EOU official said, adding that bank accounts, electronic gadgets and 2.92 lakh in cash was also seized from their possession.

The EOU Special Investigation Team (SIT), Superintendent of Police (SP), Sushil Kumar, said the EOU arrested four people, three of whom were arrested in different areas of Patna. “Those arrested have been identified as Rajesh Kumar (39), an assistant assigned to the Department of Agriculture, Nishikant (33), Krishna Mohan Singh (41) and Sudhir Kumar Singh (40). The SIT also seized 2.92 in cash, six different bank accounts and several electronic gadgets,” the SP said.

Rajesh Kumar (39) was living in a rented house in East Patel Nagar locality of the city from where a laptop computer, more than 30 SIM cards from different network providers, five USB sticks and 16 headphones were seized, said the OR.

“Based on the statement made by Rajesh Kumar, the EOU has unearthed a control room operated by an Anand Gaurav alias Pintu Yadav, a graduate student of NIT, Patna, in Lohanipur area under the police station of Kadamkuan. He was also arrested in a teacher scam in UP, 2015. He is the mastermind of the gang,” the SP added. The SP also added that Krishna Mohan, who was arrested, had sent a questionnaire to an IAS officer.

The officer said that during the raid it also came to light that a certain Anand Kumar, who is also a defendant, had rented a house to run a control room in Kadamkuan. “The EOU also found 12 lakh to Pintu Yadav’s bank account which has been frozen. Raids are underway to arrest Pintu and other members of his gang,” he added.

The EOU had previously arrested Jai Vardhan Gupta, BDO of Barhara in Bhopur district, Dr Yogendra Singh Director of Veer Kunwar Singh College (VKSC) Ara, Sushil Kumar Singh, a lecturer and Agam Kumar Sahay of VKSC in the case of leaked BPSC question paper.

So far, eight people have been arrested in this case. The preliminary tests of the BPSC took place on May 8, before being canceled.

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