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MLA’s brother arrested in case of cheating in government examination

The exam for recruitment of Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) was being conducted at a private college in Sitapura.

July 26, 2022, 2:57 pm

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Jaipur: The Shivdaspura police has arrested one Hariom Meena, said to be the brother of MLA Om Prakash Hudla, in connection with cheating in a recruitment exam being conducted at a private college in the city. A dummy candidate has also been taken into custody.

The exam for recruitment of Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) was being conducted by Staff Selection Commission at Yagavalya Institute of Technology in the Sitapura area.

The police got a tip-off that one Rishi Kumar was appearing in the exam in place of the real candidate, identified as Umesh Meena. A police team was rushed there. Hariom Meena was arrested from a car outside the examination centre. Rishi was also taken into custody.

According to police, the kingpin of the cheating gang in the case is one Kamal Kumar Meena, a resident of Todabheem in Karauli. Kamal contacted Hariom Meena for a dummy candidate. They struck a deal and had Rishi Kumar appear in the exam in place of the real candidate.

The police have launched a search for Umesh and Kamal who are at large. The police suspect the gang was involved in cheating via dummy candidates in other exams also.

Hudla – an ex-RAS officer - is an independent candidate from the Mahua constituency of Dausa district.

First published: July 26, 2022