Co-accused in Navy question paper leak case dead

A co-accused in the Indian Navy question paper leak case V S Thakur died of a heart attack here, just before he was to be interrogated by a CBI team, CBI sources said today.

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2010, 22:31 PM IST

Pune: A co-accused in the Indian Navy
question paper leak case V S Thakur died of a heart attack
here, just before he was to be interrogated by a CBI team, CBI
sources said today.

The 53-year-old Thakur who owned `Atharva` press here was
suspected to have leaked the paper of the clerical post exam,
that was printed by him, they said.

He suffered a massive heart attack and succumbed in a
hospital before he could be questioned on Sunday, the sources
added.

The exam was held on Sunday to fill up 175 clerks` posts
at Western Naval Command Headquarters and over 35,000
candidates appeared to write the exam which was later scraped
by the Navy.

Four persons - 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 Vishakhapatnam
and Haryana-based teacher Hoshiyar Singh - have been arrested
in connection with the case.

-PTI