Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT | By PTI

3 arrested for leaking ONGC recruitment exam question paper

A set of question papers as well as photocopies for the ONGC-conducted exam, for recruitment of Graduate Level Trainee, were recovered from the accused


3 arrested for leaking ONGC recruitment exam question paper (© Getty Images)

New Delhi: Three persons, including the vice principal of a school, have been arrested for allegedly trying to leak the question papers of a recruitment exam conducted by state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, police said today.

"A set of question papers as well as photocopies for the ONGC-conducted exam, for recruitment of Graduate Level Trainee, were recovered from the accused," said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commission of Police, Crime Branch.

ONGC today conducted examination to recruit 842 executives or graduate trainees in different disciplines.

The accused have been identified as Somnath Gupta, vice principal of the school which was one of the centres for the exam, Tarun, a coaching institute owner and Ashutosh, whose acquaintance was to take the exam, scheduled today, he said.

According to police, Ashutosh had approached Tarun to arrange for the question papers for one of his acquaintance.

Tarun in turn, approached Gupta as the question papers were kept in his school, and a deal was finalised for an amount of Rs 50,000, Yadav said.

"We got a tip off that the accused would assemble near Holy International Senior Secondary School with the question papers. A raid was conducted at 11.50 PM near the school and three persons were found sitting in a car," he said.

After the informer identified the car as one belonging to one of the accused Tarun, the three were arrested, Yadav said, adding photocopy of two sets (eight question papers, four of each set) of engineering and HR stream of the examination were recovered from them.

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