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Punjab Police recruitment drive: 226 candidates fail physical test, 12 flunk dope

Batch of 347 applicants had to first take dope tests, results came instantly

Written by Jagdeep Singh Deep | Mohali | Published: July 28, 2016 12:45 pm
punjab, punjab police, punjab police recruitment drive, dope test, punjab police dope test, drug test, narcotics test, punjab police narcotics test, indian express news, india news Aspirants line up at Sector 78 stadium in Mohali Wednesday. (Photo by Jasbir Malhi)

As many as 226 candidates failed to clear the physical test while 12 failed the dope test conducted for aspirants as part of a police recruitment drive. The tests were held at the multipurpose stadium in Sector 78, Mohali, Thursday.

The police personnel overseeing the recruitment process said a total of 11,000 candidates applied for 182 posts of constables in Mohali district and the first batch of 347 applicants appeared for the physical tests Wednesday.

The police said before conducting the physical test, all the candidates had to take dope tests and the results of these were announced instantly.

“In the first batch of 347 candidates, 12 candidates could not clear the dope test while 226 failed the physical fitness test. Those who could not pass the dope test were not allowed to appear in the physical tests. We are videographing the whole recruitment process, the recruitment process will go on for the next one month. Those who have not cleared the dope test today, can re-appear after 72 hours,” added an official.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the recruitment process was satisfactory. He said that it is for the first time that the dope test is being conducted of all the candidates.

He added that medical kits were provided to the staff and medical experts were assisting them in conducting the

dope tests.

During the dope tests the urine of all the candidates was tested and the results were declared immediately.

THE TESTING KITS

Opioid/Morphine kit: To screen opium, poppy husk, Codeine, Dextropropoxyphene, Diphenoxylate, smack, heroin etc.

Cannabiboids kit: To screen for cannabis (bhaang), charas, ganja, hashish

Benzidiazepines kit: To screen caterogies of benzodiazepine, etc.

Amphetamines kit: To detect Amphetamine type stimulants

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    jagar
    Jul 28, 2016 at 7:55 am
    Testing all is wastage of resources.They can test those who are successful in physical tests.
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