Sub-inspector among 5 arrested in SSC exam cheating racket

Accused would charge lakhs of rupees for providing answers to candidates.

Written by Ananya Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Published: November 12, 2013 2:25:16 am

A Delhi Police sub-inspector was among five arrested by the Crime Branch for their alleged involvement in leaking question papers of a staff selection commission (SSC) exam for recruitment. They were arrested from a farmhouse in Ladpur on Sunday.

The accused were identified as sub-inspector Ajay Kumar,posted in Outer district,Amit,selected in the same exam last year and allotted the post of LDC in government press,Manoj Verma,selected for SSC’s Assistant Grade Exam,Rahul and Kuldeep. They were arrested on charges of sending candidates answers to the questions.

The accused demanded a large sum for providing answers to candidates.

Mobile phones used in the crime were recovered from their possession,police said.

“We received a tip-off which said that cheats would leak the question paper of Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination-2013,conducted by SSC,solve it and send the

answer key through mobile phones to the candidates appearing in the exam,” Additional Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav said.

A trap was laid and a raid was conducted in a farmhouse,where seven persons were found operating with mobile phones. While five persons were apprehended,two of them managed to escape,he said.

During questioning,the accused told police that they were sending answers to the candidates sitting inside the hall through mobile phones.

It was further revealed the accused persons assured candidates that the answer key would be provided just before the commencement of the examination through an SMS. For this,the accused were charging lakhs of rupees,Yadav said.

“It was found that Sub-inspector Ajay Kumar’s brother was also appearing for the said exam and he told the accused persons that he would take care that no police party raided the centre,” a police source said.

According to police sources,several coaching centres appoint persons to send the solutions to the candidates sitting in exam halls through text messages. According to sources,these solvers meet in a cafe in Sonepat,Haryana and strike deals with candidates.

Police sources said they were yet to ascertain from where the papers were leaked.

They knew that the solvers got question papers through WhatsApp. The pictures of all four sets of questions papers were circulated to the solvers,who would then send solutions to candidates. The method is used only for objective-type questions,sources said.

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