Chandigarh: Youth held for cheating in exam using WhatsApp

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2015 23:11 IST

A 26-year-old Ferozepur man was arrested for allegedly cheating using WhatsApp during the exam of deputy district manager (field) of Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (PUNSUP) being held at University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sector 25, on Saturday.

The accused has been identified as Gaurav Deep Singh. Sector 11 SHO Narinder Patial said Singh clicked a picture of the question paper and sent it to his friend using Whatsapp to get answers. On noticing suspicious activity, centre superintendent Tilak Raj Wadhwa frisked Singh and found a mobile phone in his possession.

Patial said they had arrested Singh but would not initiate any action against his friend as he never replied to his message on Whatsapp.

The accused has been booked under sections 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sector-11 police station. He has been sent to judicial custody.

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