FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, March 22: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police has arrested five persons in connection with the Aruchal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examition (APPSCCE-2014) paper leakage issue, which rocked the state recently.
All the persons who were arrested between March 18 to 20 last, were the officials of the Aruchal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), SIT additiol SP Amulya Boruah informed. The arrested persons included, Joram gu Under Secretary APPSC, Nima Tondrang Joint Secretary, Bate Koyu Deputy Secretary, Debhasish Dey, Private Secretary to Chairman and Swaroop Bhattacharjee Persol Assistant to Joint Secretary, he informed. The leakage of General Studies – II paper rocked the state with the aspiring candidates demanding immediate cancellation of the entire exam and rescheduling of fresh exam besides termition of the members of the Commission. The aggrieved candidates also launched a series of agitations including hunger strike for several days, which compelled the state government to order an enquiry by the SIT on January 8 last. Among the arrested persons, Swaroop Battacharjee has been remanded to 7 days police custody while the others arrested are under 4 days police remand, Boruah informed. The SIT team led by SP Amit Sharma includes ASP Boruah, Inspector KN Lendo, SI N Diyum and other members under the guidance of DGP In charge N Payeng cracked the high-profile case after three months of investigation. Other than Joram gu, all arrested persons were under suspension since January 2015 based on the recommendation of Magisterial Inquiry of APCS officer Hento Karga.