A man who was taking the written test for the post of sub-inspector (SI) for MP Police in Rewa town, about 563 km east of Bhopal, was caught for using unfair means on Sunday, the police said.
The man identified as Baijnath Kumar Singh, 24 and a resident of Bhojpur district in Bihar attached a micro magnetic device to his ears and connected it with his mobile phone, the police added.
As he was not behaving normally in the examination hall, the invigilators Satish Mishra and Javed Khan got suspicious.
They then thoroughly searched him and detected the micro magnetic device that was connected with his mobile phone through a wire.
The invigilators informed the police who reached the Rewa Central Academy where the examination was being conducted and took him to the police station.
Town inspector (TI) of Civil Lines police station in Rewa Khurshid Khan said during the examination Baijnath was talking to a person in Ara district in Bihar, who was helping him qualify the test.
“Singh is being interrogated. We have traced the mobile location of the person with whom he was talking. A team will soon visit Ara district investigate the case,” he told HT.
Khan also did not rule out the possibility of involvement of an organised gang in the incident.
Sources said Baijnath had promised Rs 3 lakh to the person who was helping him get through the exam.
Baijnath said his two friends who also took the examination at other centres in Rewa used unfair means to qualify the test.
Khan said, “We searched his two friends who were appearing in the exam at the Model Science College but they were not using unfair means.”