Several cases of impersonation surface in recent SSC exam

Three FIRs have been filed following a complaint by the Assistant Director of SSC,Delhi.

Written by Prawesh Lama | New Delhi | Published:March 6, 2013 1:25 am

The Registrar General’s Office for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has filed a complaint against several candidates for cheating and impersonation during the recently held SSC examination for various categories. Three FIRs have been filed following a complaint by the Assistant Director of SSC,Delhi.

Police are investigating the role of a Haryana-based gang,as most of the people who were held for impersonation are from Sonepat and Bhiwani in Haryana. All the FIRs have been registered under sections of cheating and criminal conspiracy.

Sources in police said the national-level test for data entry operators and data entry skill tests were held on March 1 and 2. On the first day,three candidates,including a woman,were caught impersonating in the two tests.

A police officer investigating the case said,“In the first half of the day,there was a skill test for women candidates. During the test,our officials noticed that the handwriting and signature of one candidate did not bear any resemblance to the documents submitted by the candidate. The woman was arrested,” an officer said.

Hours later,during the test for the second batch of candidates,two persons were caught for impersonation. Police sources said two men — identified as Amit Kumar and Sombhir — were writing the examination when the invigilators suspected foul play and checked the documents.

During checking,it was revealed that the two had forged signatures and were appearing as a proxy for residents of Rohtak and Sonepat. “The two confessed to have paid money to a local in Sonepat,who planned the forgery. They have been arrested for cheating and criminal conspiracy. We are on the lookout for the original candidates who were supposed to take the examination. Their interrogation will lead us to the people involved in this crime,” a senior police officer said.

A similar case was detected by the invigilators the following day. A test had been held for the Data Entry Operator of the Combined Higher Secondary level examination. Around 9 in the morning,one of the invigilators on checking the papers of an unidentified candidate found them to be forged. However,the accused managed to flee the spot,leaving all the documents behind. Later in the day,the police arrested a Haryana resident (the real candidate).

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