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12 booked for submitting multiple applications for ASI recruitment

The FIR was registered under Section 419 (impersonation), 420 (cheating) and 511 (attempt to commit offence) of the IPC at Sector 11 police station.

As per sources, suspects have filed at least 122 applications with similar photographs, but different particulars (FILE)

Chandigarh Police have booked 12 men for allegedly submitting multiple applications with different particulars for an upcoming recruitment of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI)s in the force.

The FIR was registered under Section 419 (impersonation), 420 (cheating) and 511 (attempt to commit offence) of the IPC at Sector 11 police station.

The police said that all the men booked are suspected to have filed at least 122 applications which have common pictures of the aspirants but different particulars. Investigators also said that the names of the candidates under scanner could not be revealed at the moment and efforts were being made to nab the suspects.

As per details, in September this year after a gap of 13 years, Chandigarh Police had advertised for vacancies on 49 posts of ASIs — 16 posts for women, 27 for men and six for former Army personnel. A total 15,802 applications were received for the 49 posts. The Department of University Institute Of Applied Management Sciences, Panjab University (PU), was given the task of scrutinising the applications. An FIR was registered on the complaint of the department’s chief coordinator, PK Sharma.

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A police officer involved in investigation of the case said, “Our computer system has detected a bunch of people who have filed multiple applications with similar particulars. The preliminary probe suggests many candidates have filed more than one application. Some of the candidates filed more than one application as they messed up the form and failed to mention their surname in the first application. Some others may have filed duplicate applications as their bank had failed to process their fee transfer in the first instance. The case is being investigated thoroughly.”

First published on: 02-12-2022 at 16:00 IST
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