DGP Sanjay Kundu said that with the recovery of the electronic gadgets, the SIT managed to prevent the destruction of vital evidence. The state government has already decided to hand over this matter to CBI. However, until the surrender process is complete, SIT will continue to investigate the case.
Kundu said that after taking the investigation seriously, the SIT stopped the defendants from fleeing. He said that several police teams – investigation team, documentation team, raid team, cyber investigation team, interrogation team and financial investigation team – have been trained to carry out scientific and evidence-based investigations. evidence in all districts of Himachal Pradesh and out of state.
He said recoveries made so far include 10.34 900 rupees and 6,000 Nepalese currency from agents, five cars, 137 mobile phones, four laptops, a DVR, 10 hard drives, a USB flash drive, 3 memory cards, a Jio-Fi, original certificates. candidates (matric and upper secondary) from relevant officers and institutes, account book, two check books, three PAN cards, two Aadhaar cards, seven ATM cards, attendance register and approximate register, visitor register, an agenda, photo copy of plane tickets, IDs and screenshot of WhatsApp chats and a digital watch.
The DGP said that of the total 91 defendants arrested so far, 57 were from Kangra district; 19 of the district of Solan; four from Hamirpur district; three each from Mandi Bilaspur and Chamba districts; one each from Una and Kullu districts. While 26 people are in custody, 21 are in custody. Among those arrested were 63 candidates, fathers of three candidates, 25 agents, intermediaries and bosses. Ten defendants were from other states.
By March 27, a total of 75,000 candidates had taken the written examination for the recruitment of police officers after passing the field test, medical test and document verification against 1,334 police officer positions. The state government had canceled the written exam after his paper was leaked. An SIT headed by DIG (Central Range, Mandi) Madhusudan was formed to investigate the matter on May 6. On May 5, Kangra police had registered a case about it at Gaggal police station.