Punjab Police arrested five people for helping candidates to cheat in Naib Tehsildar exam | Rare Techy
Nearly six months after the Punjab government conducted the recruitment test for the post of Naib Tehsildar, the Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested five people for allegedly helping some candidates to cheat in the examination held in May this year.
Three of those arrested are from Patiala in Punjab and two from Kurukshetra and Jind in Haryana. Police seized 11 electronic devices, seven mini Bluetooth earbuds, 12 mobile phones, one laptop and two pen drives from the accused.
Five persons namely Navraj Chaudhary, Gurpreet Singh of Dedna village, Patiala and Jatinder Singh of Bhullan village, Patiala; The arrested have been identified as Sonu Kumar of Ramana Ramani village in Haryana and Varjinder Singh of Nachar Khera village in Jind, Haryana.
A deal was struck for Rs 22 lakh for helping candidates crack the exam…at least seven to 10 people are involved and are yet to be arrested. Candidates who took the help of these people are also being identified,” said State Inspector General of Police MS China while talking to the media in Patiala.
IGP Chinna said Congress leader and Bholat MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira had alleged that some candidates who had failed the clerical and other tests in the Naib Tehsildar recruitment exam in October had topped the exam for the post.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former minister Bikram Singh Majithia had also alleged corruption in the test and demanded a CBI probe.
The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC), which categorically denied the allegations, claimed at the time that there was no evidence to suggest that the recruitment was compromised in any way.
Police said on Tuesday that a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the IT Act was registered at the Kotwali police station in Patiala based on tip-off that a few people had helped the applied candidates. Various recruitment exams conducted for government jobs to clear the test by using fraudulent means like electronic devices to communicate correct answers to the questions in lieu of huge amount from them.
Eleven electronic devices, seven mini bluetooth earbuds, 12 mobiles, one laptop and two pen drives were seized from the accused.
Speaking about the modus operandi, Chyna said that the investigation revealed that Varjinder Singh would send out the dummy candidates who had applied for the exam only to capture the image of the question papers with the help of wireless cameras. Predestined individuals.
According to the police, the arrestees revealed during investigation that the candidates were given GSM devices fitted with SIM cards and very small Bluetooth earbuds for seamless connectivity.
“The candidate will carry the GSM device, usually hidden in shoes or socks etc. After that, during the examination hours, the candidate will use the agreed signals, coughing and tapping before communicating the test booklet series received by him to the person who is assigned to suggest the answers. The arrested accused and their accomplices will accordingly suggest the correct answers to the candidates during the examination,” the police said.
According to the disclosure of those arrested, at least seven to ten people from Haryana and Punjab are yet to be arrested in this criminal conspiracy or racket.