Bhopal: Impersonator arrested after forgetting his 'name'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Nov 09, 2014 22:25 IST

A 22-year-old man trying to impersonate a candidate in a railway recruitment examination failed to do his 'homework' properly and was arrested in the Madhya Pradesh capital, police said on Sunday.

The arrest was a result of heightened vigil in a state where recruitment scams like the highly-publicised Professional Examination Board (PEB) are common.

Shekhar Kumar, hailing from Gaya in Bihar, had tried to appear in a Railway Recruitment Board exam held at Bhopal on Sunday when he was caught by the invigilator.

According to police, Shekhar Kumar, 22, a resident of Gaya district in Bihar faced no hiccups when he entered the examination hall and his admit card checked by the invigilator in the morning.

He allegedly turned up at the centre to appear in the exam in place of one Rahul Kumar who too hails from the same district.

However, when the invigilator sought the examinee’s signature on the attendance sheet he put his signature in the name of Shekhar Kumar.

Suspecting foul play the invigilator asked the examinee to show his I-card which had Rahul’s name.

According to police, Shekhar confessed to have appeared in the exam in place of Rahul Kumar.

He revealed to police that he had taken Rs 4,000 from Rahul Kumar for appearing in the written exam in his place.

Town inspector (TI) of Bairagarh, Gopal S Chouhan said Shekhar had been arrested and was being quizzed. He would be produced in the court and police would seek his remand for further interrogation.

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