Ahead Of The Assembly Session, BJP Gets Aggressive On Paper Leak Nexus

Pune officers have exposed misconducts in the Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET) upon imprisoning two more people, putting the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) administration on the rear foot as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) raises the stakes just a day before the Maharashtra cold weather assembly session begins in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The recruiting examination connection in TET and other tests is growing thicker with the latest arrest, despite Bharatiya Janata party claims that the linkages are considerably larger.

Devendra Fadnavis, the opposition leader, stated on Tuesday that his party would highlight the subject of misconduct in numerous tests, such as the TET, the health department, and the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority since the connections are much stronger. Fadnavis also reaffirmed the inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the scam.

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The Bharatiya Janata party also queried why GA Software Pvt Ltd, a company entrusted with conducting TET and Mhada examinations in 2021 but earlier outlawed by the Fadnavis administration, was appointed. Simultaneously, the MVA administration accredited Nyasa Communications, which was tasked with holding a health department test, in April 2021.

All of these test misconducts, according to Bharatiya Janata party spokesperson Keshav Upadhye, would not have been feasible without the cooperation of the people in power. They want to bring this up in the state assembly session, which begins on the 22nd of December, Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, on the other hand, stated that the cases are being investigated unbiasedly and that all would be exposed. A CBI investigation, according to Pawar, is unnecessary. The state police are conducting an unbiased investigation into the instances, and the facts will be revealed.

The Pune police have detained 25 people so far, comprising Maharashtra state council of examinations (MSCE) commissioner Tukaram Supe and former commissioner Sukhdev Dere, who are investigating misconducts in all three tests. Officials from GA software have also been detained by the authorities.

After Supe's imprisonment, the state department of education dismissed him and launched an investigation led by an extra principal secretary to look into the allegations.

Aspirants taking these tests have been horrified by the malpractices.

On the problem, one senior government official from the department of education, speaking on the condition of anonymity, stated that all top officials from across the education departments are fearful since the majority of them are engaged in some form of recruiting or exam-related corruption. They're attempting to distance themselves from any recruiting exam-related work they've done in recent days, and as the probe continues, more names will emerge.

The Pune cybercrime cops were probing an accused Mhada recruitment exam paper leaks case when they discovered TET exam misconduct during their probe. Supe was originally summoned for interrogation, and after a day of questioning, he was detained late at night. The case has so far resulted in the arrest of six persons, and the investigation is still ongoing.