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Gang used cloned fingerprints to help candidates cheat in Rajasthan police recruitment exam: SOG

5 more people arrested. One of the accused is Devendra Kumar (20), a resident of Palwal in Haryana. In his pace, one Naresh Kumar was appearing in the exam. Naresh belongs to Deeg area in Bharatpur.

March 17, 2018, 6:36 pm

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Jaipur: Rajasthan special operations group (SOG) continues to crack down on gangs involved in helping candidates to cheat in online exam for police constable recruitment in Jaipur. The SOG on Thursday arrested five more men. The gang had cloned the fingerprints of a genuine candidate and used it the cloned fingerprint to register presence through biometric attendance system. The SOG has arrested a total of 17 people over the past three days. SOG, ADG Umesh Mishra said that one of the accused is Devendra Kumar (20), a resident of Palwal in Haryana. In his pace, one Naresh Kumar was appearing in the exam. Naresh belongs to Deeg area in Bharatpur. He is a gram sewak. Another gang member, Naresh Jat (28) is also a resident of Khoh area in Bharatpur district. Senior SOG officers said that the candidates were required to provide their thumb prints for a biometric attendance in the exam. The gang cloned their thumb prints and used them to have a replacement candidate appear in the exam. The SOG team arrested the three men at Dolphin Kids International School in Muralipura. “It has come up during investigation that for the exam conducted on March 14, Devendra had paid to Naresh Kumar so that the latter could appear in his place. Naresh had gained entry into the examination center, but an SOG team was already on alert. They were arrested from the center,” said the officer. Two others who were arrested were identified as Mukhtyar (25) and Pankaj Jat (20). The former was arrested in connection with the gang related to Sarsawati Infotech in Malviya Nagar, while Pankaj was a member of the gang that was active at Dolphin School.

First published: March 15, 2018