He was then handed over to the Sabarkantha police, as the FIR related to the crime was registered at the Prantij police station, Sabarkantha police commissioner Neeraj Badgujar said.
Two candidates – Ritesh Prajapati and Ronak Sadhu – who sat for the exam after obtaining the leaked paper from Jayesh Patel and his associates, were also arrested by Sabarkantha police on Monday evening, the official said.
With that, so far, 14 people have been arrested in different parts of the state in connection with the case, he said. The FIR was filed at the Prantij Police Station a week ago under Articles 420 (deception), 409 (criminal breach of trust) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. he declares.
“Jayesh Patel is from Unchha village in Sabarkantha and was on the run after his name surfaced in the leaked paper case. We also arrested two candidates – Prajapati and Sadhu – who had used the leaked paper. While Prajapati offered to pay Rs 12 lakh, Sadhu had agreed to pay Rs 5 lakh for the paper. However, the money had not yet been paid, ”said the police official.
Two other people – Deval Patel and Satish Patel – both associated with Jayesh Patel, are still at large and police teams are being trained to catch them, he said.
The police investigation has so far revealed that Jayesh Patel and other accused persons were said to have managed to obtain the questionnaire from the manager of a printing plant before the exam. They reportedly sold it to over 15 candidates and also helped them solve the problem in various places a day before the exam.
The document then reached various candidates, who were divided into three groups and taken to three different locations near Prantij on December 11 by Jayesh Patel and others to resolve the question document.