Will Invoke National Security Act Over UP Exam Leak, Says CM Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the culprits who leaked the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) scheduled to be held on Sunday will be booked under the National Security Act and Gangster Act.
The exam was cancelled after a question paper was leaked, an officer here announced shortly before the exam was to begin. The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) arrested 23 people last night using technical and other intelligence from different cities of the state, said Additional Director General Law and Order Prashant Kumar, PTI reported.
“A question paper was leaked. I issued an order to cancel the examination and arrest the entire racket. Instructions were also given to conduct the exam within a month, and that no candidate should be charged additional fee,” he said addressing a function in Deoria district on Sunday.
He also ordered reconvening of the exam within a month and gave orders to transport the students back to their home towns in UPSRTC buses free of cost on the basis of their admit cards.
“Those who have committed this act should listen that cases will be registered against them under the Gangster Act and the National Security Act,” he said.
Later in a tweet in Hindi, the CM said properties will be seized by the government of those involved in the leak.
Close to 20 lakh candidates were to appear for the Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test (UPTET) on Sunday.