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State council commissioner arrested over alleged paper leak

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Paper leak: Police have arrested the commissioner of Maharashtra State Council Of Examination (MSEC) in connection with the alleged malpractices in the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET), a senior official said on Friday.

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Tukaram Supe, the commissioner of MSCE, was arrested by the cyber cell of Pune police following his questioning in the alleged malpractices in the TET examination, city police commissioner Amitabh Gupta said.

The alleged malpractice in the TET came to the light during the investigation of a paper leak in the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) examination, in which six people have already been arrested.

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Another story after eight major government examination paper leaks in seven years, the Gujarat government has emerged from its denial mode for the ninth leak – and that too after public outcry.

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Stung by a barrage of allegations from the opposition Congress and Aam Aadmi Party, the state’s Bharatiya Janata Party government on Wednesday, December 15, ordered a police inquiry into the reported leak of question papers for the December 12 exams for the recruitment of head clerks.

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Asit Vora, chairman of the Gujarat Subordinate Services Selection Board (GSSSB) who had all along denied that there was any leak, told media persons on Wednesday that as many as 15-16 police teams had been deployed to look into the allegations.

As many as 80,000 candidates had appeared for the recruitment examination conducted by the GSSSB for 186 vacancies. The very next day, Yuvrajsinh Jadeja, vice-president of the youth wing of the AAP’s Gujarat unit alleged that the question paper had been leaked and sold for between Rs 6-12 lakh in various parts of the state.

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