Army Recruitment Scam: 18 detained from Maharashtra, 2 from Goa

Local police also suspect the involvement of an army personnel in the incident.

Army Recruitment Scam: 18 detained from Maharashtra, 2 from Goa

In a major army expose, police teams have busted an ongoing army recruitment scam where police have detained 18 people from Maharashtra and 2 from Goa. The Police are going to register a FIR against all the accused.



The Thane crime branch conducted nationwide raids when it suspected that army recruitment exam papers were leaked. The raids were conducted in Maharashtra’s Nagpur, Pune, Nashik and Goa where police found that over 300 students had purchased the question papers for Rs 2 lakh each.


Reports further said that at some places students were even sitting in a lodge and writing the exam. Local police also suspect the involvement of an army personnel in the incident but no confirmation has been given so far.

Today the army recruitment exam for 2017 was scheduled to begin at 9 AM across the country but after the police confirmed the incidents of papers being leaked, it has been cancelled at over nine centres across Maharashtra.

The police are trying to get more information on the syndicate and is currently questioning all the accused detained. The Army headquarters have been notified about the incident as well and a copy of the paper was shared with them to check the authenticity of the paper.