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Man impersonates two others, caught

delhi Updated: Jan 20, 2010 00:28 IST
Vijaita Singh
Vijaita Singh
Hindustan Times
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Watching movies is one thing and trying to enact them in real life is another. For, in the movie, the protagonist, no matter how wicked, lives in a perfect world and is bound to come out a winner. The real world isn’t so rosy.

Ashwini Kumar, 26, employed as a Customers Relations Assistant (CRA) with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), took his cue from the Bollywood movie Munnabhai MBBS when he appeared in a DMRC entrance examination “psychological test” on behalf of two candidates on Sunday. The two men had applied for the posts of Customers Relations Assistant (CRA).

Police suspect a huge amount of money may have been involved in the con job. Fake certificates have also been recovered from Kumar.

Kumar was caught when a senior Delhi Metro official, part of the panel conducting the psychological tests, identified Kumar and caught his bluff.

“Kumar had appeared for a test in the morning shift as one Kaushal Ranjan and then he appeared in the afternoon shift as Rajeev Kumar. The panel of officers who took the tests were the same and one of them identified Kumar. We are investigating the money involved in the con-job,” Bhairon Singh Gurjar, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways), said.

“As Kumar was already serving with the Metro, he knew how to clear the examinations. He had also brought two sets of clothes with him. He was caught the second time when he appeared for the test,” said a senior police officer.

The tests were conducted at the DMRC Training Institute, Shastri Park, on Sunday and 1,201 candidates had been called.

All these candidates had cleared their written examination held in December 2009 and had been asked to appear for a second round of interviews on Sunday.

Kumar was handed over to the police and a case of cheating and impersonation has been registered.

“We have also registered a case against the two candidates for whom he had appeared in the tests,” said the officer.

The DMRC officials, meanwhile, were not available for comment.