Impersonation is not confined only to board and university examinations. Even youths aspiring to join the Bihar police service with a commitment to work honestly to maintain law and order are unhesitant in using others to sail through.
In the past four days, police officials have detected 182 cases of impersonation during the screening of documents for constable recruitment process, with 62 fresh cases reported on Friday.
The state government had initiated the process for recruitment of 11783 constables in 2014. Bihar Central Selection Board for Constables (CSBC) had conducted written exams at various centres on October 19.
Around 52,000 candidates were selected for the screening of documents conducted at the Patliputra sports complex in Patna.
DGP Sunit Kumar said that unscrupulous candidates would not be able to get past screening, as it was being done methodically and all the documents were being carefully examined.
DSP Patna Sadar Ramakant Prasad, while confirming the arrest of 58 persons on Thursday, said that there could be more people who got selected by fraudulent means and efforts are on to identify them.
Prasad said that incriminating evidence had been collected against the arrested persons. Interrogations have revealed a large-scale scam in which huge sum of money was collected from the aspirants.
The aspirants and their impersonators got their passport size photographs "digitally mixed" with the help of photo studios, said Prasad.
"Through this process, they created a photograph which had features generally representing facial features of both the real candidate and their impersonators," he added.
Similarly, around 150 persons were arrested in the state on impersonation charges during the statewide written examination for the recruitment of police constables in 2014.