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Police recruitment exam: Two impersonators held in Bhopal

Two impersonators were caught red handed in Bhopal as they tried to sit for the Police Constable Recruitment Online Exam on Sunday.

bhopal Updated: Jul 17, 2016 21:03 IST
Candidates line up for the police constable recruitment online exam at IES college in Bhopal on Sunday.
Candidates line up for the police constable recruitment online exam at IES college in Bhopal on Sunday.(HT photo)

Two impersonators were caught red handed in Bhopal as they tried to sit for the Police Constable Recruitment Online Exam on Sunday.

Nem Singh and Praveen were trying to impersonate Anil Singh and Mohan Singh respectively at Sagar Group of Institutes in Ayodhya Nagar area, an official said.

Singh was caught after registration desk found that he used Feviquick on his thumb to avoid identification while Praveen was caught for photo mismatch.

The exam will be conducted in 54 shifts in 18 days. On the first day, 75,000 candidates appeared in the exam. For the first time in the state’s history, an online exam is being conducted on a large scale as 9.24 lakh candidates will appear against 14,283 posts.

Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) director Bhaskar Lakshakara said: “We have made all arrangements of security to avoid any irregularities and usage of unfair means to clear the exam. We have also announced a reward of `1 lakh if someone gives information related to cheating and using any unfair means by any candidate.”

“This time, centres in Bhopal were allotted even to those candidates who chose Gwalior as their examination centre. Both the impersonators had opted Gwalior as their exam centre,” he added.

The centres were equipped with jammer so that candidates couldn’t use electronic devices. Even security was tightened following the cash-for-jobs Vyapam scam.

Not a single officer, including collector and director of MPPEB, were allowed to enter examination centres without ID cards.

Exam controller Alok Chaubey said the exam was being conducted smoothly without any technical hitch. “A complaint of technical snag as a cable burnt was received from an engineering college in Satna but the problem was resolved,” said Chaubey.