The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday, conducted searches at 16 different places of Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh in an ongoing probe of a case registered against the alleged question paper ‘leak’ fiasco of the examination for the post of Assistant Engineer (Civil) conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) on August 26 and 27.
In a statement, the central agency mentioned that the searches resulted into the recovery of incriminating documents/articles including fake/counterfeit stamps of the Executive Magistrate of Arunachal Pradesh, Executive Engineer, State Bank of India, Hard discs, pen drives, etc.
It is worth noting that the CBI had registered a case on October 26, after due request from the Arunachal Government.
The agency has booked Akhilesh Yadav, a teacher at coaching centre – Jeju Institute in Itanagar, and unidentified officials of the service commission mentioned in the First Information Report (FIR) registered on a reference from the state government.
The Arunachal Pradesh Police had registered an FIR on September 10 against Yadav and others in the alleged leakage of the examination paper for assistant engineer (civil) recruitment. This was re-registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in accordance with the laid down procedure.
It was alleged by an aspirant that Yadav was in possession of questions for the examination, disclosing leakage of the paper in connivance with the officials of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission.