Bhopal: Three held for fraud in jail guard recruitment exam scam

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Sep 16, 2014 19:29 IST

The Special Task Force (STF), which is investigating the multi-layered Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam and the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) scam, has now started examining the reported embezzlement in the Jail Guard Recruitment Test 2012.

The STF on Monday registered a case in this regard and has arrested three persons, who obtained the positions of jail guards by using unfair means.

The arrested persons were identified as Pradeep Rawat, posted at Chachauda Jail in Guna; Vijay Tyagi, posted at Morena Jail; and Devendra Gaud, posted at Nasrullahgang Jail in Sehore. All the three, who are residents of Morena district, are being quizzed and will be presented before the court on Tuesday.

Assistant inspector general (AIG), STF, Kamal Maurya said, "STF has received many complaints about the fraud in the recruitment of jail guards. After preliminary investigation, we have registered a case and started investigating into the matter."

Over 48,000 candidates had appeared in the written exam that was conducted by the MPPEB in June 2012 for 225 jail guard posts. The STF had received a complaint that 50 students had passed the exam using fraudulent means.

According to STF sources, a middleman Brij Mohan, who was arrested by STF in April, 2014, in connection with the Forest Guard Recruitment scam, had revealed that he had got his brother Devendra Gaud recruited as a jail guard. Additionally, he had allegedly got two more candidates recruited, using his links with those involved in various scams of the recruitment exams conducted by MPPEB, said STF officials.

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