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Punjab police recruitment: 4 booked for doctoring dope test reports

punjab Updated: Sep 01, 2016 19:38 IST
HT Correspondent

Dope test samples being taken at the Punjab police recruitment.(HT File Photo)

Four persons have been for tampering with reports of the dope test conducted during the Punjab Police recruitment drive in Faridkot. The reports of the candidates who fail in dope test are sent to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College here. The rejected aspirants can appear for the dope test again. If the second report is negative, they can reappear for the physical test.

Police said one Harpreet Singh appeared for the test on August 6. He tested positive during the dope test. Later, he produced a negative test copy and demanded that he should be given a second chance for the physical test.

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When police officials cross-checked his (negative) report with their files, it was found that his positive ‘dope test’ report was missing. The accused had managed to destroy a copy of the report in the records at the Nehru stadium where the recruitment drive was being held. Police said the original report was safe at the hospital.

A careful examination of the files revealed that dope test reports of Harinderpal Singh, Kuldip Singh and Manpreet Singh were also missing.

While Harpreet and Harinderpal Singh have been arrested, the other two are on the run, said investigating officer Harphul Singh.

A lady constable and hospital staff were also being interrogated, said sources. A case under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused on the complaint of Dr Gurmeet Kaur, assistant professor, psychiatry department, GGSMC, Faridkot.