Defence paper leak: CBI probing role of two Sr naval officers
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 19:45
Mumbai: The CBI, which is investigating into the defence examination paper leak case, is looking into the role of two senior officers of the Indian Navy, one of whom is of the rank of commander.

"Two officers of the Navy are being questioned. We are trying to ascertain at which stage the question papers were leaked and who set the paper," a senior CBI official told agency refusing to divulge the identity of the officers.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau of CBI had on Sunday arrested four persons, including two administrative officers of Western and Eastern Naval Command for allegedly leaking the question papers of the lower division clerk examinations to over 130 candidates.

The accused are R C Naik and D S Murthi -- both administrative officers in Western and Eastern Naval Commands respectively, Rambhir Singh Rawat -- a former sailor and owner of Manasa International Defence recruitment agency in Vishakapatnam and Hyderabad-based teacher Hoshiyar Singh.

According to the CBI, Rawat had copied the question paper in his pen drive from Atharva Consultancy and Allied Services printing press in Pune, where the paper was to be printed. The printing press owner B S Thakur died of heart attack two days back when CBI officials had gone to question him.

Meanwhile, CBI officials today conducted searches at the printing press and seized thousands of application forms of candidates for the naval exam that was held in April. Further searches are on, an official said.

The four arrested accused are presently in CBI custody till October 6.


First Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 19:45

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