Himachal: Written exam of police constable recruitment canceled, three accused arrested in paper leak case

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The written exam of Himachal Police Constable Recruitment has been cancelled. The re-examination will be conducted by the end of this month. During a media interaction on Friday, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that on March 27, the written examination of police constable recruitment was held. The exam has been canceled due to paper leak. The accused who leaked the paper are from Haryana and Delhi. All three have been arrested by the police.

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SIT has been formed to investigate the paper leak. DIG Madhusudan will head the SIT. The team will investigate and gather facts and strict action will be taken after that. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that it is the priority of the State Government that the recruitment of police can be completed with transparency and there is no scope for anyone to point fingers.

74 thousand gave written exam

The recruitment examination was held on March 27 for 1334 posts of Himachal Pradesh Police Constables. In these, the result was declared on 5 April 2022 for 932 male, 311 female constable, 91 male constable as driver posts. In the first phase, the written examination was conducted at 81 centers in the state. More than 60 thousand candidates appeared for the posts of constable male and more than 14 thousand candidates for the posts of constable female in the written examination.

Less than 50% in class 10th, 70 out of 90 marks obtained in the recruitment examination

On April 5, after the results of the written examination were out, the passed candidates were called by the police across the state to check the documents. After that the appointment was to take place. During the scrutiny of documents, SP Kangra Khushal Chand Sharma got suspicious about three youths. The three youths had 70 marks out of 90. But his marks in class X was not even 50 per cent. The SP questioned the three youths separately. The three youths got caught in the police interrogation and they admitted that they had got the answers of the typed questions by paying Rs 6 to 8 lakhs even before the written examination. They were asked to memorize the answer.