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A suspended senior officer with the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) was found dead on February 24.

Under-secretary APPSC, Tumi Gangkak was found dead near Itanagar on February 24. He was under suspension over APPSC question paper leakage scam.

The APPSC under-secretary, who served as assistant controller of examination, was under suspension over his alleged involvement in the APPSC question paper leak scam.

Police started an investigation into the case. The police have stated that they will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of Tumi Gangkak’s death and whether there is any connection to the recent controversy surrounding the APPSC.

The APPSC paper leak episode came to light after one Gyamar Padung, a candidate of the AE (civil) examination filed a police complaint on August 29, 2022, claiming that he suspected that the examination paper had been leaked.

The case was initially investigated by the Itanagar Police and later transferred to the special investigation cell (SIC) of the Arunachal Pradesh Police.

The CBI had taken over the investigation on October 26, 2022 on the recommendation of the state government and later conducted searches at around 16 different places in Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh in November which led to recovery of incriminating documents/articles including fake/counterfeit stamps of the executive magistrate of Arunachal Pradesh, executive engineer, State Bank of India, hard discs, pen drives, etc.

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