Kingpin of GSSSB paper leak caught in Rajasthan | Ahmedabad News
Ahmedabad: A team from the Local Criminal Branch (LCB) of Gandhinagar Police arrested the main defendant in the Gujarat Subordinate Service Selection Board (GSSSB) Selection Board (GSSSB) Examination Paper Leak Case Monday evening, Jayesh Patel , from Sanchore in Rajasthan, officials said Tuesday.
Jayesh Patel, 39, a resident of Prantij in Sabarkantha, is said to be the linchpin of the entire conspiracy.
“We caught Jayesh Patel through technical surveillance and human intelligence from Sanchore as he was traveling in his car in an attempt to flee to another state,” said a Gandhinagar police officer. Patel was handed over to the Sabarkantha police, as the FIR relating to the offense was registered at the Prantij police station.
Two candidates – Ritesh Prajapati and Ronak Sadhu – who passed the exam after obtaining the leaked paper from Jayesh Patel and his associates, were also arrested by Sabarkantha police on Monday evening, Sabarkantha SP Neeraj Badgujar said.
Along with this, 14 people have been arrested in various parts of the state in connection with this case, he said. The FIR was filed a week ago under articles of the Indian Penal Code for cheating, breach of trust and criminal association.
Gandhinagar police said they had also seized Rs 60 lakh in cash so far, during raids on homes and other premises linked to four alleged perpetrators.
Gandhinagar police arrested Deepak Patel, a resident of Hathijan in Dehgam, on Sunday; Mangesh Shirke, a resident of Nava Naroda; and Shirke’s relative, Kishor Acharya, a resident of Manipur village in Sanand.
Police say Upadhyay, a supervisor at the Sanand printing plant, provided copies of the newspaper to Shirke and Deepak who sold it to another defendant, Deval Patel.
Deval, in tandem with Jayesh Patel, sold the papers to the candidates for around Rs 12 lakh.