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Seven arrested for EPF exam racket

Police on Tuesday held seven persons for allegedly leaking question papers of the Employee Provident Fund national-level examination for the recruitment of Social Security Assistants.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2012 3:50:52 am

Police on Tuesday held seven persons for allegedly leaking question papers of the Employee Provident Fund national-level examination for the recruitment of Social Security Assistants.

Among those arrested are two government teachers,a Food Corporation of India manager,a Gurgaon institute teacher,a would-be Narcotics Bureau inspector and two civil service aspirants. A Social Security Assistant is required to maintain accounts,prepare cash books and reports along with settlement of claims with the EPFO.

The accused allegedly photocopied a series of question papers and took them out before the exam. They then solved the question paper outside the exam centre and conveyed the answers to candidates sitting in the exam hall through mobile phones,police said. The accused have been identified as Rahul Yadav (22),Ram Kumar (26),Vijay Kumar (32),Sunil Kumar (32),Manoj Kumar (27),Yashpal Singh (34) and Devesh Dinkar (27).

The exam was being held at 18 different venues across the capital and 26,700 candidates were appearing for 156 posts in Delhi alone. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Railways),Sanjay Kumar Jain said,“Rahul was to join the Narcotics Control Bureau as an inspector on May 28. He was the mastermind of the fraud. He,along with his associates,were helping 24 candidates inside the exam hall. The gang photocopied the exam question papers from a centre in Pitampura.”

“The accused were caught red-handed,busy solving the photocopied question papers and conveying answers to candidates using mobile phones. They were caught in the premises of one Nice Foundation School in Sultanpuri,” Jain said.

During interrogation,the accused revealed that for the past three years they had been taking Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh from each candidate. Police recovered photocopied question papers and mobile phones from the accused.

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