Rajasthan: Four more arrested over irregularities in REET 2021 exam

The SOG had till Monday arrested 10 persons in connection with the irregularities in REET-2021. The examination was conducted on September 26 for over 30,000 posts of teachers.

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Press Trust of India | Oct 5, 2021 - 10:23 p.m. IST
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JAIPUR: Four more persons, including three police constables, were arrested on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in irregularities in the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers-2021 (REET), police said. Those arrested were identified as constables Manish Kumar Sharma, Paramveer Singh and Digambar Singh and another person Jaiveer Singh, an official statement said.

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Acting on a complaint, Kotwali police arrested Sharma from Jaipur. He had demanded Rs 15 lakh for providing REET exam paper and had taken Rs 7 lakh in advance. He was presently posted at reserve police lines in Dausa, it said.

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Paramveer Singh, posted at police lines in Dholpur, and Digambar Singh, posted at police lines in Sawai Madhopur, were arrested by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police, the statement said.

Jaiveer Singh, who is pursuing a BEd course and is a resident of Bharatpur, was also arrested, the statement said.

The SOG had till Monday arrested 10 persons in connection with the irregularities in REET-2021. The examination was conducted on September 26 for over 30,000 posts of teachers in the state. About 16 lakh candidates had registered to sit in the examination in the state.

Recently, the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education on Monday rejected BJP Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena's allegations that the paper of a state teachers' eligibility exam conducted recently was leaked, as per the PTI report.

Reacting to the allegations, the board Chairman, D P Jaroli, ruled out the possibility. "The answer sheet the Rajya Sabha MP is talking about has not been sent for printing anywhere till date. The original answer sheet is safely kept with me," he said according to the PTI report.

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After several irregularities and negligence came to light in the conduct of the exam, the state government suspended a Rajasthan Administration Services (RAS) officer, two Rajasthan Police Services (RPS) officers, a head constable, two constables and over a dozen personnel of the Education Department, as per the PTI report.

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