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Civil services racket arrests

New Delhi, May 2: The CBI claims to have busted a racket involving a group of civil services aspirants and arrested two persons, including a former Delhi police sub-inspector, on charges of using unfair means in the Mains 2013 examination.

A senior CBI officer said the main accused, former Delhi police officer Deepak Mann, was one of the aspirants and took the Mains exam last year.

“He, along with other accused, used unfair means in the examination. He used a special watch to scan the question paper and send it to his accomplice through Bluetooth devices that were used for facilitating the answers,” said the CBI officer.

Other agency officials said they had seized the Bluetooth devices and other electronic gadgets used by the suspects.

Acting on a tip-off from the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the exam, the CBI officers registered a case yesterday against the suspects after finding them prima facie culpable.

Mann, along with other aspirants, were picked up yesterday evening and booked under various Sections of the IPC, including those related to cheating and criminal conspiracy.

Searches are on to trace the other accused and their accomplices. The CBI officer, however, refused to divulge their identities.

“A thorough probe is on. Our officers are carrying out raids to arrest the others involved. The two accused are being questioned to get to the bottom of the racket,” the officer said.