Pramesh S Jain
The competative exams for the post of First Division Assistant scheduled on Sunday organised by Karnataka Public Service Commission has been postponed Indefinitely after CCB officials busted the racket and arrested a gang of six persons who were selling the question papers.
Sandeep Patil,Joint Commissioner of Police,Crime,said that based on a tip off,a team of officials raided a place in Ullal in Jnanabharati and caught Chandru and Rajappa red handed along with four others.
During the raid the police team Recovered question papers,cash Rs 24 lakh and three vehicles from them.
The accused were using the vehicles to circulate the questions papers to their customers who have approached them.
The accused have been taken into custody for questioning to ascertain their network and informed the KPSC.
After verifying the details KPSC Secretary G Satyavathi announced the postponment of exams and said that the date of the exams to be announced.
The KPSC had conducted this examination for 1,112 vacancies for the post of First Division Assistant, out of which 975 are reserved for Residual Parent Cadre (RPC) and 137 for Hyderabad Karnataka Local Cadre (HK) and cumulative about 3.75 lakh job aspirants had applied for these posts across the state.
The CCB officials are checking the background of the accused to ascertain whether they have linked to question paper leak kingpin, Shivakumar and gang a case has been registered and further investigation is on.
He was arrested in 2016 by the Karnataka CID police and in 2018 he was arrested by the CCB police in connection with police constable recruitment question paper leak.