A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating the initial candidate during a written examination held last year for recruitment at the Delhi courts, police said on Sunday.
The exam was held for the Group C category recruitment on February 28 in two shifts at several centers in Delhi. Sumit, a resident of Kaithal in Haryana, was arrested on Saturday and is the 18th defendant arrested in the 2021 exam case so far, police said.
Sumit had taken the exam in place of the candidate named Sonu, but had fled the center when the police team arrived there, they said.
Additional Police Commissioner (Crime) Shibesh Singh said a raid had been carried out on a test center in Rohini based on an allegation of “unfair means” used by some students. ”At the exam center, 11 candidates were found using Bluetooth devices and hearing aids while checking. A case has been registered for the same under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. “With the new arrest made on Saturday, we have arrested 18 defendants in the case so far,” Singh said.
During interrogation, Sumit told police that he had always been a good student and that at some point, together with his friend Pankaj Dhull, he started taking money to take exams at the place of the original candidates. They became members of a larger gang that was involved in organized cheating and leaking questionnaires, Singh said.
The main gang members identified were Sumit, Manjeet, Gurmel and Sandeep Kohli from Haryana, he said.
On the day of the exam, the whole gang was involved in the cheating, the officer said. “They had taken money ranging from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh from the applicants. Gurmel was caught on the spot as Sumit managed to slip away,” the senior police officer said.
The main defendants Manjeet and Sandeep Kohli are at large and efforts are being made to find them, he said.
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