Muzaffarnagar (UP): Three people have been arrested in connection with Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) question paper leakage in Shamli, police said on Monday. The UPTET examination, scheduled to be held on Sunday, was cancelled following the leakage of its question paper, Additional Director General Law and Order Prashant Kumar announced shortly before the exam was to begin.
According to Superintendent of Police Sukirti Madhav Mishra, Dharmendra, Manish and Ravi were arrested and one other person, who is absconding and is accused of being involved in the case, has been booked. Police said a search is on to nab him.
A car, 50 photocopies of the question paper and Rs 17,000 were recovered from the three accused, they said.
During interrogation, they revealed that they had been involved in 60 such cases and received Rs 50,000 each for solving papers, police said. A cases has been registered against the four accused under various sections 420, 467 and 471 of the the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in Shamli, they said.
The Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) 2021 examination scheduled to be held on Sunday was cancelled due to an alleged paper leak. Prashant Kumar, Additional Director General (ADG), Law and Order informed that suspects were detained by the Special Task Force (STF) in the paper leak case.
More than 19.99 lakh candidates were to appear for the Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test (UPTET). Basic Education Minister Dr Satish Dwivedi said that the state government will conduct the exam again within a month and the paper leak case will be investigated by the STF. “UPTET 2021 examination has been cancelled following information of paper leak.
(With Inputs from ANI)