UP STF arrests 16 for cheating in police recruitment exam
(Sourced from PTI)
The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force has arrested at least 16 people in connection with cheating in the UP police constable recruitment examination. The two-day examination is being conducted by UP Police Recruitment Board at 860 centers in 56 districts to fill 41,520 posts. "The STF has arrested 11 people from Gorakhpur and five from Allahabad," Inspector General of Police, STF, Amitabh Yash said.
One of the accused in Gorakhpur, Anil Giri, has confessed to taking money from candidates for placing "solvers" for them in the examination, a police spokesperson claimed. "Anand Yadav (BSc, LLB), one of the solvers, and Amarnath Yadav, a candidate and liasoner for Giri have been arrested. Around Rs. 4 lakh and ID cards of a dozen candidates have been recovered," he added.
"Irfan Ahmed, Imran, Kaushal and Satendra Kr Singh, an advocate in the Allahabad-HC, were among those arrested from Allahabad," the IG said. He added that a solver from Patna, Pawan Kr Singh, has also been arrested. He was impersonating Ram Kumar Yadav, a Mirzapur (UP) resident. Yash urged the public to inform the STF if they found any material offline/online related to the examination.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his condolence over the death of an aspirant in a road accident in Varanasi. The candidate died when the bus in which he was traveling overturned.