Rajasthan Paper Leak Case: On Thursday the team of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a chargesheet in the money laundering case. The case was related to the paper leak of a grade II teacher’s recruitment exam.
The chargesheet was filed against Anil Meena, Bhupendra Saran and former RPSC member Babulal Katara who were arrested by the agency earlier.
The chargesheet was filed at the special court dealing with Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) cases. A crew of ED reached the court on Thursday and submitted the chargesheet.
Furthermore, the agency has left an inquiry pending against 12 persons including Suresh Dhaka who is still not arrested.
In conditions of anonymity, an ED official said “Under section 44 of the PMLA act, we have filed a chargesheet against the three accused that are Babulal Katara, Anil Meena, and Bhupendra Saran. They were arrested in September and the ED had to file a chargesheet within 60 days after the arrest”.
ED said that during their investigation they got to know that at least 180 candidates were given the question papers after being asked Rs 8 lakh to Rs 10 lakh each. ED, so far, has confiscated nearly Rs 3.11 crore in this case.
An ED officer said “'Bhupendra Saran in connivance with other individuals leaked the question paper of general knowledge (GK) of senior teacher grade II competitive examination, 2022 which was scheduled to be executed by Rajasthan Public Service Commission on December 21, 2022.
We have furthermore elaborated on the roles of the three charges in the chargesheet. Katara sold the question paper to Meena who further gave it to others in the syndicated racket”.
On September 15 ED arrested a suspended member of RPSC Babulal Katara and Anil Kumar aka Sher Singh Meena.
Later on October 10, ED arrested Bhupendra Saran in this lawsuit. During this, all three arrested were probed in a remand of about 3 days by the teams of ED.
Earlier in April, ED had registered a lawsuit of PMLA following the case registered by the Rajasthan police.