As many as 33 candidates failed the dope test during the police recruitment rally held here on Wednesday. This is for the first time that a dope test was held during the police recruitment rallies in the state.
The candidates showed a huge enthusiasm at the police recruitment rally at the PAP complex. A total of 354 aspirants appeared for the rural police and 327 for the city police. As many as 18 aspirants, who appeared for city police, failed the dope test and 15 candidates from those who appeared for the rural police
Aspirants started coming at the PAP at around 6 am for registration for the rally.
The test was carried out at three different spots for rural boys, city boys and girls (city and rural).
Under the dope test, urine samples of the aspirants were taken which were examined by the medical team. Those who cleared the dope test were then made to undergo a physical measurement test in which height, weight and chest size were checked. Then the aspirants participated in long jump, high jump and 1,600m race.
After the physical test, the aspirants went through an interview. While rural aspirants appeared for interview before inspector general (IG) Loknath Angra, police commissioner Arpit Shukla was taking interview of city police aspirants.
Many girls were also seen performing with full dedication and spirit to clear the test. Dope test was not performed on the girls. Height of the girls was checked and then the girls also performed long jump and high jump. In 4 minutes, the girls were made to run 800 m.
11 test positive in Kapurthala
As many as 11 candidates tested positive in a dope test conducted by during the police recruitment rally here on Wednesday. Out of a total of 400 candidates, 358 appeared for a physical and dope test in the police lines.
Senior superintendent of police Rajinder Singh said that no synthetic drug symptoms were found in the test.
This was the first time that the state government has made the dope test mandatory for all candidates to wean away the possibilities of drug addicts for recruitment in the Punjab Police. Though, the state government claimed that the dope test introduced for a more partial recruitment, but mediapersons were not allowed to go near the dope test venue.
“We have called the candidates to appear again for selection after treatment,” the SSP added.
Four candidates fail test in Hoshiarpur
Four candidates failed the dope test during the physical screening test (PST) and physical measurement test (PMT) conducted by the Punjab Police at the police lines here on Wednesday. As many as 600 candidates were allotted to the district for pre-recruitment tests of which only 351 arrived.
By the time of filing this report, 293 had cleared the tests. Those who could not clear the tests failed to complete the 1,600 metre race in the allocated time of 6.30 minutes. Officials said one-two candidates had taken some steroids.
Apparently on the directions from the ‘above’, the police authorities insisted that the proceedings of the dope test, to be conducted on police recruits for the first time in Punjab, be attended by the media for ‘proper coverage’.
As if they were sure of favourable test results, the police sent repeated telephonic messages to reporters.