Cops bust gang of exam cheaters

Police on Sunday arrested six persons from Bihta area of rural Patna in connection with cheating in the Bihar police constable recruitment examination that was held throughout the state. The Central Selection Board of Constables (CSBC) is conducting the written test in two phases to fill up 9,900 posts.

By Our Special Correspondent in Patna
  • Published 16.10.17
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Patna: Police on Sunday arrested six persons from Bihta area of rural Patna in connection with cheating in the Bihar police constable recruitment examination that was held throughout the state. The Central Selection Board of Constables (CSBC) is conducting the written test in two phases to fill up 9,900 posts.

The arrested men told the police that they were to arrange dummy candidates to appear for the written test.

"The gang confessed before police that from each candidate they were to collect Rs 60,000 to Rs 80,000, while the dummy candidates appearing for test were to get Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000," said Patna senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaaj.

Police sources said that while arranging dummy candidates, the gang used to look for persons whose face matches with the original candidates.

Apart the gang being busted, there were reports of violence at places in Patna, Muzaffarpur and Ara districts where the examination was held.

Around 11 lakh candidates are appearing in the test.

A candidate has to score a minimum of 30 marks in the written examination out of 100 marks to be selected for further rounds that will include a physical endurance test.