Defence paper leak: CBI probing role of two Sr naval officers

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

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.


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

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