Enforcement Directorate Arrests Five in Money Laundering Probe Linked to Rajasthan Teacher Recruitment Exam Paper Leak
New Delhi, Jan 13 – The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has recently made significant progress in its investigation into the alleged leak of a teacher recruitment exam paper in Rajasthan. Five individuals have been arrested as part of the probe, with further developments expected in the coming days.
According to the ED, the arrests were made on January 11 under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The individuals taken into custody are Suresh Kumar, also known as Suresh Sau, Vijay Damore, Peeraram, Pukhraj, and Arun Sharma. They have since been remanded to three-day ED custody by a special PMLA court in Jaipur.
The investigation revolves around the alleged leak of the senior teacher 2nd grade competitive examination paper for 2022 in Rajasthan. Previously, the ED had arrested former Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) member Babulal Katara, Anil Kumar Meena, and Bhupendra Saran in connection with the case.
As per the ED’s findings, Arun Sharma provided 29 candidates with leaked papers for the competitive examination, receiving a payment of Rs 2 lakh per candidate. Additionally, he allegedly paid an advance of Rs 10 lakh to Anil Meena in exchange for the leaked papers.
Another individual implicated in the case is Peeraram, who is believed to have facilitated the leak by providing his own bus for tutoring candidates and ensuring they had access to the correct answers from the leaked question paper. Pukhraj, on the other hand, arranged accommodation for the candidates, assisted with providing solutions to the leaked question paper, and even appeared in the examination himself using the leaked paper.
The ED’s investigation has also revealed the alleged involvement of Suresh Sau, who is said to have been actively involved in the paper leak. Sau is accused of receiving a promised amount of Rs 1 crore from Bhupendra Saran and Suresh Dhaka, the latter being the main mastermind behind the case. Sau is believed to have obtained the leaked question paper from Dhaka and distributed it to the appearing candidates.
Vijay Damore’s role in the incident involved writing down the questions of the general knowledge paper on the instructions of his maternal uncle, Babulal Katara. The questions were later supplied to Anil Kumar Meena, who then passed them on to Bhupendra Saran, Arun Sharma, and others in exchange for illegal payments.
The ED had filed a chargesheet against the accused in November last year, following the registration of a money laundering case based on a Rajasthan Police FIR.
The investigation into the alleged teacher recruitment exam paper leak in Rajasthan is ongoing, with the ED working diligently to uncover all individuals involved in this illegal activity.