Police stumble on cheating racket at RPF constables exam

At an examination held for the constables in the Railway Protection Force on Sunday,several candidates had managed to procure the question papers on their mobile phone hours before the exam which was conducted all across the country.

Written by Prawesh Lama | New Delhi | Published: July 2, 2013 1:48 am

At an examination held for the constables in the Railway Protection Force on Sunday,several candidates had managed to procure the question papers on their mobile phone hours before the exam which was conducted all across the country. A team of crime branch officials,on receiving a tip-off about a possible impostor writing the exam for a candidate,landed at a school in Aman Vihar. During the search operations,the cops were shocked to find that some of the candidates had smuggled the mobile phones inside the examination hall.

On checking the applications on the mobile phone,the police realized that the text message folders had the answer keys to the question. Six persons were arrested from the spot. Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra S Yadav said,“The keys (answers) were in four sets and in the mobile phones. The text message was sent to these people,ahead of the examination which means that they had the answers before hand.”

Yadav also added that the the worrying part was that all the persons who had the answers on their phones had received it from different persons,clearly indicating that number people who had the question papers,were large in number. The number of vacancies for the RPF exam is around 17,000.

“The source sending the answers is not one but many. Investigations reveal that the victims paid a sum of Rs 3-3.5 lakh for the question paper. We will also write to the Railway Board informing them about the paper leak,” added Yadav.

The six accused who have been arrested in the case are Rahul Mavi (20),Tapish (22),Sunny (23),Robin Kumar Nain (24),Sohanpal (22) and Tapender (26). The police said that the arrested accused were from UP from and that the numbers through which they had received were also from UP. The police are now verifying the registered numbers to get more details about the source and the members of this organised cheating racket.

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