Late night crackdown across Maharashtra, the Thane Police on Saturday arrested 18 people for allegedly leaking the Army recruitment question paper. The raids were conducted in Nashik, Nagpur, Pune and the neighbouring state of Goa.
The crime branch of Thane Police has detained 18 people from Pune, Nagpur and Goa late on Saturday night on the suspicion of leaking the Army recruitment question paper, a police official said. 8 of the detained are from Pune.
The exam that was held today got over at 11am. Post the exam, the police launched a probe to match the questions papers, an investigating officer said. Police had received a tip-off that around 350 candidates were made available with the leaked question papers by coaching institutes late on Saturday night in exchange for Rs 2 lakh.
The Army has been informed about the case by the police. An FIR will be registered and proper verification of the question paper will be done post the exam.