Bengaluru: One more person was arrested in Belagavi in connection with the Karnataka Public Service Commission question paper leak case, police said on Wednesday. Shivaling Patil from Belagavi, one of the main accused in the case, was apprehended on Tuesday.
“He used to operate a coaching centre, which was shut down a year ago,” the Joint Police Commissioner of Bengaluru Sandeep Patil said.
According to police, Shivaling Patil used to get in touch with the candidates and give them question papers obtained from mastermind Rachappa. So far more than 20 people have been arrested including the staff and the policemen deployed at the KPSC office.
The matter came to light on January 22 with the arrest of two persons including Rachappa, just a day before the first division assistant exam was scheduled. The KPSC cancelled the exam after the gang was busted.
Earlier on January 26, the police arrested two KPSC employees — a stenographer Sana Bedi from Belgaum district, and Ramesh Herakal from Bagalkot district who worked as a second-division assistant.
“Sana Bedi had access to the question papers and she leaked it to Ramesh, who further gave to accused Chandru and others,” the police had informed.
KPSC had postponed the first-division assistant examination, which was scheduled to be held on January 24 after six people were arrested and question paper was seized from their possession.
On further investigation, at least 14 people have been arrested till January 24 and Rs 35 lakhs in cash have been seized from their possession.