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ED Apprehends Another Accused in JKSSB Paper Leak Case

JKSSB Paper Leak Case

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has apprehended another absconding accused in the 2022 JKSSB Sub-inspector recruitment exam paper leak case.

On Thursday, officials confirmed that the agency has secured a five-day custody of him from a special court.

Anil Kumar, 31, a resident of Lahroda in Mahendragarh district of Haryana, was arrested by the ED-Jammu on Wednesday under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and was produced before the special judge for anti-corruption (CBI cases) in Jammu this morning, officials said.

It is noteworthy to mentioned that on June 24, the central probe agency had arrested 43-year-old Haryana native Yatin Yadav, the alleged mastermind behind the Paper leak.

The Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) sub-inspector recruitment exam was held on March 27, 2022. However, the selected list of 1,200 candidates, along with 1,300 junior engineers and 1,000 finance account assistants, was canceled by the administration in July following allegations of paper leak and malpractice.

The CBI, which took over the case, filed a charge sheet against 33 accused, including Yadav, on November 12, 2022. The ED case stems from the CBI FIR.

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