Punish Those Behind Leaking Himachal Police Papers, Says AAP, Youth Congress: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Dharamsala, May 20

The Aam Adami Party (AAP) has called on the government to bring to justice the main culprits in the case of the leaking of the gendarmes’ recruitment papers.

AAP spokesman Pankaj Pandit speaking to the media here today said: ‘Police have so far only arrested candidates who have purchased the exam paper from the charged for Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh. If the candidates, who had bought the newspaper from the accused, are co-conspirators in the case, they are also the victims. It is strange that the SIT which has been investigating the case for more than two weeks has not been able to arrest even a single person involved in the newspaper leak”.

Pandit alleged that the government delayed handing over the case to the CBI with the intention of destroying the evidence. “There seems to be a political-police connection behind the scam. The main defendants are protected. The AAP will organize a statewide agitation on the issue if the main defendants are not arrested,” he added.

Youth Congress workers led by District Chairman Pankaj Kumar started an indefinite dharna outside the SP office in Dharamsala over the paper leak case. They said about two lakh youngsters applied for constable positions and 74,000 of them sat for the written exam, which was prepared and organized by the state police. Also after the leaked paper, no senior police officer had been indicted, they alleged.