UPTET paper leak: Gangster Act against culprits, property will be confiscated
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the UP Special Task Force has been directed to arrest the gang that has leaked the uptet paper. Prompt action is being taken by identifying the culprits. Complaints will be registered against the culprits under the Gangster Act, and their property will also be confiscated, the CM said.
The UP government will conduct the re-examination within a month in a “transparent manner”. No additional fee will be charged from any of the candidates. Further, they will be provided free travel facilities by the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC), the UP CM said.
Yogi government has ordered to take action under the Gangster Act against those who leak the papers of Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET).
UPTET 2021 examination scheduled to be held on Sunday was cancelled due to an alleged paper leak.
At least 23 people have been arrested in connection with the paper leak of the UPTET 2021 examination, informed Prashant Kumar, Additional Director General (ADG), Law and Order on Sunday.
Kumar said, “23 people have been arrested from across the state. Few photocopies of the question papers were found from those arrested. The exam will be again conducted in a month’s time. STF to probe the case and take action against those found guilty.”
Basic Education Minister Dr. Satish Dwivedi on Sunday said that the case will be investigated by Special Task Force (STF). “The paper leak of UPTET 2021 exam will be conducted by UP STF. Uttar Pradesh government will soon conduct the exam within a month,” Dwivedi said.
More than 21 lakh candidates had registered for the teachers’ eligibility test that was scheduled to be conducted on November 28. Following the news of the paper leak, the government immediately cancelled the exam. The question paper was found floating across WhatsApp groups at Mathura, Ghaziabad, and Bulandshahr.
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