UP constable arrested for appearing as dummy candidate in police recruitment exam

The accused has been identified as Ravikant, a resident of Mathura. He worked as a constable with the Uttar Pradesh police.

UP constable arrested for appearing as dummy candidate in police recruitment exam
Press Trust of India | Nov 22, 2021 - 11:56 a.m. IST
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Meerut (UP): The Uttar Pradesh police arrested one more member of the “solver gang” who allegedly appeared as dummy candidates in police recruitment examinations, officials said on Sunday. The accused has been identified as Ravikant, a resident of Mathura.

He worked as a constable with the state police, they said. Superintendent of Police (rural) Keshav Kumar said the accused constable was missing from duty since the last few months. He said Ravikant appeared as dummy candidate at a college on Merut-Baghpat road.

The officer said the police had arrested other members of the gang - Ashutosh Mani Tripathi and Sahir Khan - on November 14. Two more members - Imran and Deepak - were also arrested in this regard on November 17, he said.

Recently, 12 constables of Delhi Police were dismissed from service after serving over 10 years of duty following a departmental enquiry conducted in connection with the 2007 police recruitment exam. Police said the constables were posted in the PCR unit as drivers and had allegedly submitted forged driving licences and documents during the exam conducted by Delhi Police in 2007 in which over 81 candidates had appeared for the exam.

As per various media reports, on November 19, the alleged mastermind behind the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 cheating scam, ‘Dr PK’ alias Prem Kumar was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police. NEET 2021 was conducted on September 12 and reports on NEET paper leak, impersonation started coming to light immediately after the medical entrance exam concluded.


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