On Sunday, the police had caught around 68 candidates of Haryana from across the state while cheating with Bluetooth devices, transmitters and mobile phones during the Short Service Commission examination. Forty candidates were caught in Rewa, seven in Khandwa, 19 in Chhattarpur, and one candidate each in Bhopal and Guna.
A Haryana-based gang, involved in mass cheating across the state during the exam on Sunday, had fixed the deal of cheating by providing hi-tech devices worth Rs 4-5 lakh per candidate. In Rewa, Khandwa, Chhattarpur and Guna, candidates had put their mobile phones in their underwears and the Bluetooth chip was stuck on their earlobes.
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In Chhattarpur, candidates were connected with others and a person from Haryana, who was telling them the answers. Likewise, candidates were also connected with each other in Rewa, Khandwa and Guna.
Khandwa police on Monday produced all the seven youths who were caught cheating in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam, in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate from where they were remanded to a seven-day police custody till November 10.
However, the candidate, who appeared from Kamla Nehru School, Bhopal, was caught while cheating while viewing messages on his phone. Police of all districts are coordinating with each other to clear that whether they were connected to the same person or it was a group of several persons.
DIG, Bhopal Sriniwas Verma said, "All of the arrested candidates belong to Haryana and now we are trying to find out whether it was a one person, who was messaging and conferencing with all the candidates or there was a group, who was dealing with different candidates."
Police also ruled out the possibility of paper leak. superintendent of police (SP), Anshuman Singh said, "After seeing the modus operandi of the cheating, it is clear that it was not a case of paper leak."
"If it was a case of paper leak, candidates should have answers prior to examination. In the interrogation," "Pradeep Yadav, who was arrested from Kamla Nehru School while trying to cheat with the help of message, told us that a person from Haryana had approached him and taken guarantee of clearing the exam in Rs 4-5 lakh."