Ranchi: The mastermind of the leakage of secret code of the second civil services exam conducted by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission was arrested from Madhukam area of the state capital on Tuesday.

Dheeraj Kumar, a native of Daudpur in Chapra district was the mastermind behind JPSC scandal.

The company ‘Global Informatics’ owned by Dheeraj was given the responsibility of printing and coding of the exam copies.

It is to be noted, no formal contract was signed with the company for JPSC – 2.

Meanwhile, the role of JPSC Secretary Alice Usha Rani Singh in the competition scandal is not being ruled out at this stage.

After being interrogated by the vigilance bureau, Kumar was produced before the Vigilance court which sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

During interrogation, Dheeraj revealed that the Global Informatics had a contract with the JPSC for preliminary and mains exams for printing and coding.

After the conclusion of exam, he revealed, he sold the secret codes of the copies to the examinees. As a result, the guardians and examinees met JPSC officials and examiners for altering their marks.

Moreover, the reserved quota of SC, ST, OBC and physically challenged was also tampered.  

(JPN/Bureau)