The written examination for constable recruitment in Himachal Pradesh Police department was conducted on May 29 and upon extensive inquiry, six persons have been arrested by Nahan Police. Two candidates named Sushil Kumar, Gurpreet Singh and an employee of the Education department have been arrested in connection with the alleged cheating attempts.
Police have also arrested the kingpin, Ramandeep Singh who is a senior assistant working at the Nahan office of the Deputy Director (Elementary Education). A shop owner Jaiprakash, cable operator Jitender and a post-graduate teacher-cum-member of the Block Development Committee Krishan Kant are among others arrested in the case.
Zahur Zaidi, Inspector General of Police, South Range, said, “the accused had been arrested for cheating and criminal conspiracy under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC and relevant sections of the IT Act. They hail from the Kolar area of Sirmaur.”
He further added that they have also received a complaint about the use of unfair means in the examination by the DGP, Sirmaur. The two candidates Sushil Kumar and Gurpreet Singh have secured 75 and 67 marks respectively out of maximum marks 80 in the examination. In fact, Sushil has topped the examination. The police traced calls of these two candidates which helped it to bust the racket. As the examination was held in a government school, it was made sure that Sushil and Gurpreet get to sit at a comfortable place.
Zahur Zaidi said that both of them had purchased a special kind of vest which is used by the men in forces. Not only this, they also had Bluetooth, and a software team viewer installed in their body. A team of experts was sitting outside and with the help of the devices, they sent images to them. This is the first case in Himachal Pradesh police recruitment exam where candidates have used technology to cheat in the exam.