MP: Cops suspect organised gang’s involvement in railways exam

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Nov 25, 2014 17:06 IST

On the heels of arrest of six impostors who belong to Bihar, from different parts of the state capital in connection with the railway recruitment board (RRB) of West Central Railway, the city police said they suspect the involvement of an organised gang from Bihar in the racket.

A team of city police has been sent to Bihar to smoke out the facts regarding impersonations in the written exam being conducted by RRB, Jabalpur for Group-D jobs in west central railway (WCR).

Deputy inspector general of police (DIG) D Sreenivasa Varma did not rule out the possibility of involvement of a gang in the RRB exam.

“Though, we did not get any clue about the involvement of any organised gang so far, but we believe that there must be a gang involved behind the impersonation in railway recruitment exam,” he said, while talking to Hindustan Times.

Police sources said during the course of interrogation, most of the impersonators confessed that they did not know candidates directly; on their behest, they were appearing in the exam.

“They knew the candidates through other persons, that suggest that an organised gang is involved,” said a police officer. On November 9, a youth Shekhar Kumar, 22, a resident of Gaya district of Bihar, was caught while impersonating for a candidate Rahul Kumar in the written exam.

He was held at an exam centre at GM Convent School Bairagarh. While making sign of the candidates on exam attendance sheet, the exam invigilator noticed the candidate who was posing himself as Rahul Kumar has made sign of Shekhar Kumar.

Suspecting goof-up, the invigilator checked up Identity Card (I-card) of the candidate but photograph on the I-card did not match with the candidate, appearing in the exam.

The invigilator informed the centre in-charge, who subsequently informed to Bairagarh police.

Similarly, on November 16, three youths identified as Mohammed Parvez Alam, Rajeev Kuamr and Amit Shashtri, all residents of Bihar, were caught at Hind Convent School in Naveen Nagar under Aishbagh police station.

On the same day, two more youths identified as Smit Kumar and Vinay Kumar were caught at PBGM in Aradhan Nagar under Nishatpura police limits. All were caught while verification of admit cards by exam invigilators during the written exam.

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