Army Cancels All India Common Entrance Exam For Soldier (General Duty) After Paper Leak Detected In Pune By Military Intelligence

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Mubarak Ansari
Pune, 28 February 2021: After timely detection of the paper leak of the pan India common entrance exam for soldier (general duty), the Indian Army cancelled the test which was to be held today. Army and police officials have nabbed three persons. It is suspected that the paper was leaked in Baramati.

On the night of 27 and 28 February, following specific leads, Military Intelligence, Pune, and Crime Branch of Pune City Police, jointly conducted specific operations at various locations in Maharashtra and recovered leaked question paper of common entrance exam for soldier (general duty), scheduled to be conducted on 28 February 2021.

According to officials, the Crime Branch has apprehended key players running the recruitment module by providing question paper in lieu of Rs 4 – 5 lakh per candidate from prospective candidates. This module was facilitating selection into the Army adopting corrupt practices in medicals and written exams.

“On getting the copy of question paper, Army authorities swiftly confirmed its authenticity and controlled the damage by timely cancellation of the exam at pan India level. Police have so far apprehended three individuals. Investigation to find out the source of leakage of question paper is being probed by Military Intelligence (MI) and Army authorities. These individuals provided the same question paper to the candidates from Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli Belgaum and other states”, the official added.

Army and police official suspect the involvement of more persons as the question paper was leaked even after such a strict procedure.

In another case today, Crime Branch of Pune Police and Military Intelligence had nabbed three persons including two ex-servicemen and one defence civilian for trying to cheat by leaking question paper of Army Relation Recruitment at Bombay Sappers.