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Haryana Judicial Exam: Woman who topped HCS prelim exam arrested

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haryana-judiciary-paper-leak-case_1510245636CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh  police arrested Sunita, a resident of Najafgarh in Delhi, who had topped the Haryana Civil Services (Judicial) preliminary examination 2017 and is the main accused in the question paper leak case, late evening on Wednesday. She was remanded in three days’ police custody Thursday. The exam had been cancelled after it was found the paper had been leaked to her by a Punjab and Haryana High Court official.
She was arrested from her house in Najafgarh on Wednesday night by members of a special investigation team (SIT) of the Chandigarh Police. The SIT, under the supervision of SP Ravi Kumar Singh, was constituted for probing the paper leak case by the High Court. The case was later transferred to the Supreme Court.
SP Ravi Kumar Singh said, “The involvement of Sunita, along with two others including, one Sushila and HC Registrar (recruitment) Dr Balwinder Sharma in leaking the question paper was established in our probe. The three were also indicted in a preliminary enquiry conducted by Punjab and Haryana High Court.”
Police said although Sunita had joined the police investigation earlier, she later started avoiding the police queries and also refused to appear before the investigation agency when she was summoned. Sunita was the topper in the general category. An FIR under relevant sections of the IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act was registered by Chandigarh police following the instructions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
A police officer said a total of 760 calls and text messages were exchanged between Dr. Balwinder Sharma and Sunita during the past year. A case was registered at Sector 3 police station. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had scrapped the Haryana Civil Services (Judicial) preliminary examination 2017 following the recommendations of an internal committee that found that some of the candidates, including Sunita, had access to the paper prior to the examination, held two months ago.

The examination for 109 posts had come under judicial scrutiny after Suman, a candidate from Panchkula, had moved the High Court with evidence that she had been approached by two other candidates, Sushila and Sunita, offering her the paper at a cost of Rs 1 crore.Indian Express.

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