Huge Army Recruitment Scam busted in Maharashtra, papers leaked for Rs 2-3 lakhs

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Mumbai – Maharashtra police have busted a huge scam in the army recruitment exam. Police officials said that 18 persons have been nabbed till now including some ex-servicemen. Cops suspect involvement of senior Army officers in the scam.

The exams were to be held on Sunday. Police have also detained 350 candidates who benefitted from paper leak.

According to officials, Maharashtra police have nabbed 18 persons while two persons have been caught by Goa police. The accused had leaked question papers to about 350 candidates, who were to be selected as Jawans (soldiers) in the Indian Army, after taking Rs 2-3 lakhs from each of them. Some institutions working as preparatory institutes for recruitments are also said to be involved.

Thane Police crime branch conducted the raid on Saturday night with assistance from local police in Goa, Nagpur, Nashik and Pune.

Police officials said that many candidates were even writing the exams at lodges when the raids were conducted.