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Patwari recruitment exam: Dummy candidates, institute owner arrested in Jaipur

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October 24, 2021, 9:38 pm


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Jaipur: The city police arrested two dummy candidates who were appearing in place of real aspirants in the patwari recruitment exam held on Sunday. Jaipur rural police nabbed an institute owner for selling bogus paper to candidates.

DCP South Harendra Mahawar said that they got a tip off about some people attempting to appear as dummy candidates in place of the real ones. They got their location near Kendra Vidhya Mandir Senior Secondary School in Katewa Nagar. Under the supervision of Add DCP Bharat Lal Meena and ACP, Sodala Bhopal Singh Bhati, a police team started tracking the location of the suspects. The exam centre officials were asked to keep an eye out for dummy candidates.

One of the dummy candidates was arrested when the photo and signature on the admit card didn’t match with him at Kendriya Vidhya Mandir. One Nitesh Kumar, a resident of Bihar, was appearing in place of Vinod Kumar Meena, belonging to Alwar district. Nitesh and one Pankaj Kumar who also belongs to Bihar, were arrested.

Both are aides of one Biru Singh who was the kingpin of this gang. It came up during investigation that  Biru Singh takes Rs 5-15 lakh from a candidate to make a dummy candidate available. When the gang fills out the examination form, they use the photo of the dummy candidate while the rest of the details including name are of the real candidate. Nitesh had appeared in the patwari exam as a dummy candidate on Saturday also.

Chandwaji police in Jaipur rural arrested a 25-year-old man, identified as Praveen Gujjar who runs Parakram Defense Academy. He allegedly sold a bogus paper to aspirants for Rs 10 lakh each.

First published: October 24, 2021