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Gang busted for helping candidates cheat in government recruitment exam

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June 4, 2019, 10:21 am


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Jaipur: The police have arrested three people including a woman for helping candidates of various government exams to cheat. The accused persons used to make candidates pay anywhere from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh. They would make a bogus candidate appear in the exam in place of the real one.

Those arrested include Mukesh Meena and Yogesh Meena, residents of Karauli and Sawaimadhopur districts in Rajasthan. More than 50 examination admit cards were recovered from their possession.

The police had arrested one Rahul, a resident of Bihar from Alankar Women PG College for appearing in the place of a candidate. When interrogated, Rahul revealed that he was the member of a gang following which the three persons were arrested.

SHO Dharmaraj Choudhary said that Mukesh Meena in connivance with a woman used to replace real candidates with fake ones in government recruitment examination.

“They used to charge Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh from each candidate. We have seized a luxury car also along with 50 admit cards,” said the officer.

Rahul was paid Rs 20,000 for appearing in place of one Virendra Meena. Virendra paid the gang Rs 50,000.

It has come up during preliminary investigation that the gang members would change the photo on the ID cards of the real candidate and use them for replacing a  bogus candidate with the real one in examination centres.

The woman who was arrested was also found in possession of two ID cards, one in the name of Basanti Manjhi and the other in the name of Varsha Meena. The police are trying to verify the real identity of the woman.

First published: June 4, 2019