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Rs 60,00,000 Katara took to sell paper: SOG

Jaipur: Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) member Babulal Katara, one of the three persons arrested on Tuesday in connection with the 2022 teacher recruitment paper leak case, had allegedly received Rs 60 lakh for leaking the question paper, Additional Director General of the SOG Ashok Rathore said on Wednesday.

The Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police arrested the RPSC member, his nephew Vijay Katara, and Gopal Singh, a driver employed by the commission, on Tuesday night. Later, a court in Udaipur sent the 3 to police custody till April 29. Addressing the media, Rathore said that their investigation has revealed that Katara had the responsibility of getting the paper for grade-2 teacher exam set. “He had access to the paper and before sending it for printing, he shared a copy with Sher Singh Meena, a teacher who was in touch with Babulal Katara. Katara received Rs 60 lakh for leaking the paper to Meena, who sold it to other accused. The candidates were sold the leaked paper for Rs 5 lakh,” Rathore said.

Sher Singh Meena sold the paper to Bhupendra Saran for Rs 80 lakh. To please Katara's nephew Vijay Damor, Sher Singh Meena had given him a gold bangle which has been recovered by SOG. After this, Saran made Suresh Bishnoi available through coaching center director Suresh Dhaka. Bishnoi had sold several candidates for Rs 5 lakh each. In December last year, a total of 55 people, were arrested in paper leak case.

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