New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation conducted searches at around 16 places in Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh in an ongoing investigation of a case related to alleged leakage of question paper of the examination for post of Assistant Engineer (Civil) conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) on August 26 and 27, the probe agency said on Thursday.
According to the CBI statement, the searches resulted in the recovery of incriminating documents/articles including fake stamps of the executive magistrate of Arunachal Pradesh, an Executive Engineer, the State Bank of India, Hard discs and a pen drive..
CBI had registered a case on October 26, on the request of Government of Arunachal Pradesh and further notification from Government of India transferring the investigation of SIC (Vig.), Police Station corresponding to Itanagar Police Station Case No 229, the statement stated.
The case was registered against a private person of a coaching institute at Itanagar and unknown officials of APPSC on a complaint related to the allegations of leakage of question paper before written examination for recruitment to the post of Assistant Engineer (Civil). The Complainant (a candidate) had alleged that the accused (a teacher of the institute) was in possession of questions for the said examination disclosing leakage of paper by him in connivance with unknown officials of APPSC, it added.