As a result of the Maha Health Department exam paper leak, five more people have been arrested.
Pune, Dec 7 (PTI) Pune cyber police have detained five more people in connection with an alleged paper leak during a Maharashtra Health Department recruitment exam, including a Latur chief administrative officer.
This puts the overall number of people detained in the case to eleven, according to a police spokesperson.
A test for the recruitment of grade C and D personnel was scheduled for October 30, however the question paper was leaked.
Vijay Murhade and Anil Gaikwad were arrested in Jalna during the investigation. As a result of the event, Babaji Mundhe, Suresh Jagtap, Sandip Bhitekar, and Prakash Misal, a sailor working at the navy dockyard, were all detained.
“The names of five more culprits, including Prashant Badgire, a chief administrative officer in the health department based at Latur, surfaced during sustained interrogation,” the police official said.
The other four accused suspects included Dr Sandip Jogdand, a medical officer assigned to the psychiatric hospital in Ambajogai, Beed district.
Badgire allegedly delivered a leaked paper in exchange for Rs 10 lakh from Dr Jogdand and Rs 5 lakh from another accused, Sham Mhaske, a peon at a hospital in Ambajogai, according to the official.
For suspected involvement in the scheme, Uddhav Nagargoje, a primary school teacher from Beed, and Rajendra Sanap, clerk, rural hospital, Osamanabad, were also arrested.
The officer added, “We’re looking into how Badgire received the question paper.”