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Afraid of GK test, police aspirant sends friend for exam with hall ticket photocopy, fake Aadhaar

Exams to select constables for Mumbai commissionerate have been going on for a month

mumbai Updated: May 18, 2017 14:45 IST
Sagar Rajput
Sagar Rajput
Hindustan Times
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 The VP Road police arrested a 21-year-old aspirant and booked another for cheating during police recruitment exams.

Exams to select constables for Mumbai commissionerate have been going on for a month.

Vilas Ambildhage, 21, managed to clear the physical test but was not confident of cracking the written exam as his general knowledge was weak. So, he made his friend Sajjan Sataware, 21, take the test instead of him, the police said.

Sataware, also an aspirant, had taken his tests from the Buldana commissionerate but failed the physical exams.

An officer from VP road police station said, “They are from Aurangabad and had become friends two months ago and decided to take the recruitment exams together. But when Sataware failed his physical tests, Ambildhage convinced him to take write the exam in his stead and even offered some money.”

Read more: Mumbai police recruitment drive: Man sticks carom striker on head to increase height

On Wednesday, Sataware reached the exam centre, a school in South Mumbai, where examiners got suspicious after checking his hall ticket.

“He was carrying a black and white photocopy of the form which carried a photo. We got suspicious as he was not carrying the original hall ticket and asked him for his Aadhaar card,” said an officer. “The suspect resembled the man in the photo but had some doubts. We let him finish the exam before questioning him and he confessed to the crime,” he added.

The police registered a case against Sataware and will produce him in court on Thursday. They are yet to arrest Ambildhage who was in Aurangabad during the exam.

Past instances

April 21 - Deepak Gokul Joshi, 30, was caught cheating during a railway police examination. He put on his earphones and had his friend dictate answers over the phone.

April 15 – The Powai police arrested 27-year-old Aniket Rauji for duping police recruiters by sticking carom striker on his head in order to increase his height. The police require an aspirant to be at least 165cm tall. Rauji was just a centimetre shorter so he stuck the striker on his head with a chewing gum and concealed it with his hair.

First Published: May 18, 2017 10:51 IST