The Vakola police arrested Arun Durdundi (21) for appearing in the physical fitness test on behalf of his friend, Amit Kamble (21), during the police recruitment drive on Thursday.
“Both Durdundi and Kamble had been arrested on charges of cheating. Durdundi was also booked for impersonation,” said Anil Kharade, senior inspector.
According to the police, Durdundi cleared his test with good marks on Tuesday. He then appeared for the second time on Thursday.
“Durdundi had mistakenly signed his own name while appearing on Thursday,” said an officer adding that his physical fitness and hairstyle had attracted the examiners' attention.
He was very smart compared to the other candidates, added the officer.
“On Thursday, Durdundi came to the Kalina Police Ground to appear for his physical test. He had completed his test successfully. When he approached the examiner to sign on the mark sheet, one of the examiners recalled his face,” another officer added.