BREAKING NEWS: Pune Police Arrest Maharashtra State Examination Council Commissioner Tukaram Supe In Paper Leak Case

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Pune, 17th December 2021: In a major action, Pune City Police has arrested Maharashtra State Examination Council Commissioner Tukaram Supe in the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) paper leak case.

The cyber police station had summoned Supe for questioning on Thursday. He was arrested late at night. He is accused of taking money for leaking the paper.

Maharashtra State government had canceled all the tests after irregularities in the Maharashtra Housing and Regional Development Authority (MHADA) exams were exposed.

Police arrested six people, including Dr Pritish Deshmukh, Director of GA Software Technologies Pvt Ltd which was given the contract of conducting recruitment exams for various departments

While searching the house of Deshmukh, the police had found TET admit cards. Also, hall tickets of some ineligible students were seized. Therefore, there was a suspicion of malpractice in the TET examination and the investigation was started accordingly. After this, Pune police had called Supe for questioning.

What happened during MHADA exam?
The MHADA Pune Board on Saturday lodged a complaint with the Cyber ​​Police after MHADA and the technical committee of MPSC got the information that the contractor company was trying to leak the paper. The police got information that an agent would come to meet the director of the company. Police arrested Deshmukh and two agents from Vishrantwadi at 10 pm on Saturday. Two more agents were arrested from Aurangabad on Sunday. Police are investigating in Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad.

The process of filling 565 vacancies for various posts in MHADA has been going on for several months now. For this recruitment test, GA Software Technologies was chosen. Accordingly, the examination was to be held on 12th December, 15th December, 19th December and 20th December at various centres in all the divisional boards of MHADA. Nearly 53 lakh applications were received for 565 posts.