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Nationwide Defence Recruitment Racket Busted

Mumbai, Sep 26 (PTI) The CBI today claimed to have busted a nationwide Defence recruitment racket with the arrest of four persons, including two naval officers, who allegedly leaked exam questions to the candidates. The
PTI September 26, 2010 20:01 IST
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Mumbai, Sep 26 (PTI) The CBI today claimed to have busted a nationwide Defence recruitment racket with the arrest of four persons, including two naval officers, who allegedly leaked exam questions to the candidates.

The accused were identified R C Naikh and D S Murthi - both administration officers in Western and Eastern Naval Commands respectively, Ranbir Singh Rawat owner of Manasa International defence recruitment agency in Andhra Pradesh's Vishakapatnam and Haryana-based teacher Hoshiyar Singh.

The four would be produced before a court tomorrow, Rishi Raj Singh, Joint Director, said adding they had leaked the question paper of Lower Division Clerk recruitment examination to 150 candidates, who appeared for the exam here today.

The exam was held to fill up 175 clerks posts at Western Naval Command Headquarters and over 35,000 candidates appeared to write the exam.

"This is a serious offence. These people put country's security at stake and tried to ensure that unqualified candidates get the jobs," Singh said.

"The accused took anything between Rs 15,000 and Rs 50,000 from the 150 candidates, who hail from various parts of the country," Singh added.

 All these 150 candidates will now be our witnesses in the case, Singh said adding, "we will write to senior officials concerned in the Navy to take appropriate action on these candidates."