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Over 22 held for leaking Railway exam paper

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Lucknow, Feb 26 (UNI) At least 22 people were arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly leaking a Group D examination of Northern Railway in the state capital today.

The Northern Railway are expected to cancel the examination following the leakage.

STF officials told UNI that those arrested were working as conduits for a Jhansi-based woman who was allegedly behind the racket.

''We are still not sure whether the paper leaked was actually the one distributed to candidates of the examination,'' said an investigator.

STF claimed that the arrests were made following a tip off.

Efforts were on to arrest the woman who reportedly runs a NGO in Jhansi.

SSP STF S K Bhagat said here that the investigation was underway to find out the kingpin of the racket as the arrested people have disclosed that Rs 2 lakh were collected from each student for supplying the solved question paper.

There were 107 centres in Lucknow for the examination which was conducted from 1100 hours.

Northern Railway Recruitment Board was holding a three stage examination for recruiting 8,500 employees for the post of Khalasi, Chaprasi and Gangmen in the NR.

Over 1.6 million candidates were appearing for the examination and today was the second phase of the test. Earlier the Railway's organised a similar examination on Februrary 12.

The railways were running 18 special trains in the division for ferrying the candidates from the examination centres to their destination.

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