The state government has recommended a CBI probe into the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) Assistant Engineer exam paper leak. In a letter to the Department of Personnel and Training, state Vigilance Commissioner Kaling Tayeng has sought necessary action to transfer the case to the CBI for further investigation. He said in the letter, “The matter is of serious nature and investigation by the local police reveals the involvement of state government officials as well as the possibility of inter-state influence. Therefore, you are requested to initiate necessary action to immediately transfer the matter to CBI for further investigation by them.”
Along with the letter, all relevant records of the investigation were sent to the Center by the Special Investigation Cell (SIC). Officials said that ten people have been arrested in the case so far. The probe was initiated after a candidate filed a police complaint on August 29, stating that he suspected the paper leak of the AE (Civil) exam. More than 400 candidates had appeared in the examination held on 26 and 27 August.
SIC SP Anant Mittal said government officials Binam Jomang and Talung Jomang and a civilian carcass Aging were arrested last week.
Binam is a junior engineer (contractual) in the Panchayati Raj department at Lekang in Namsai district, while an agricultural field assistant at Pangin in Talung Siang district. Aging is a resident of Ruxin in East Siang district.
The arrests were made after the case was transferred from Itanagar police to the SIC on September 27. Itanagar police had earlier arrested six people. Those arrested include APPSC Deputy Secretary and Deputy Controller of Examinations Taket Jerang, besides teachers and a candidate and his father.