The Indian Army on Wednesday said it is extending full procedural support to an ongoing joint probe into a question paper leak case and strongly stated that it has zero tolerance towards corrupt practices.
The Pune police, which is investigating the Army recruitment paper leak case, had so far arrested nine people, including two Major and one Lieutenant Colonel-rank officers, in connection with the case. The case is related to the Common Entrance Examination for recruitment of soldiers, scheduled for February 28.
“The Indian Army reaffirms its resolve of zero tolerance towards corrupt practices and continues to extend full procedural support for an ongoing joint investigation of the question paper leak case of the Common Entrance Examination for recruitment of Soldiers (General Duty),” said a release from PRO (Defence). It said the investigations into the case commenced on an initial tip-off by the Army to the Pune police on February 28, 2021.
“The interest in the youth to join Armed forces needs no reiteration. The Army, therefore, continues to implement strict checks and balances to ensure a transparent recruitment process,” the release added.