New Delhi: The army on Sunday countermanded examinations in six centres in western India for some lower-level posts following an alleged leak of question papers, Hindustan Times reported.
The examination centres where the tests were cancelled include Kamptee, Nagpur, Ahmednagar, Ahmedabad, Goa and Kirkee, army sources told Hindustan Times.
The examination papers of Army Recruitment Board were allegedly leaked following which the Thane Police’s Crime Branch conducted raids and arrested 18 persons from Maharashtra and Goa.
Army exam for recruiting personnel for general duty cancelled pan-India after paper found leaked: Officials
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The examinations were held for a number of posts, including soldier clerk and strongman and soldier tradesman, in 52 centres across India.
The sources said army has ordered an internal enquiry and further action will be taken based on the findings, adding that tests at more centres are likely to countermanded.
Sources said prior to the exam the army had told police and intelligence agencies to ensure that a fair exam is held.